Houston's Festive Feast Rings in Hanukkah Celebrations, Delighting with Culinary Traditions and City Buzz

Houston's Festive Feast Rings in Hanukkah Celebrations, Delighting with Culinary Traditions and City BuzzSource: Wikipedia/YB13D, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Alyssa Ford
Published on December 08, 2023

As Hanukkah flames flicker in homes across the city, Houston's eateries stand prepped with festive dishes to fill your holiday table. CityCast Houston reports that Kenny & Ziggy's is dishing out a family dinner complete with a two-pound brisket and other Hanukkah staples, while Dessert Gallery is tempting sweet tooths with menorah and dreidel-shaped cookies for the eight-day celebration.

Every Hanukkah spread glows a little brighter with the presence of traditional baked goods, and Three Brothers Bakery, with a legacy rooted in resilience and history, is delivering the goods. With a range that includes everything from bear-shaped cookies to an audacious 'pumpecapple pie cake,' Houston Public Media has spotlighted this institution's commitment to festive delights, but get in quick because, just like the nightly menorah, their shelves are burning bright and their stock sells out fast. The Hot Bagel Shop is also on the radar for their fresh, highly coveted bagels and loaded shmears, and they're not skimping on the latkes either, offering a taste of home comfort despite the city buzz, according to Eater Houston.

For those whose night owl tendencies sync up with their appetite, Katz's Deli & Bar serves up a 24/7 fix of New York-style deli classics; think matzo ball soup and Reuben sandwiches that could whisk you to the Big Apple with every bite. And let’s not forget the cheese blintzes, touted by Eater Houston as a must-have dessert that comes with your choice of fruit or fudge topping.

The Hanukkah hits keep coming at Kenny & Ziggy’s with a feast dubbed “Chanukah in Tel Aviv” that's mixing up the traditional fare with Mediterranean flair, featuring hummus, whipped feta, and pomegranate salad, and that's just for starters. This abundant spread aims to satisfy the hungriest of holiday crowds, and with snack platters also on offer, it’s clear that this deli is as much about quantity as it is about quality. Common Bond Bistro & Bakery rounds out the recommendations with their highly-praised challah roll, a baked masterpiece that's calling everyone home for the holidays, or at least, for dinner.