Chanukah is here! It’s time for the eight-day festival of lights. Chanukah is celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers and fried foods. It is customary to eat foods fried in oil, since the Chanukah miracle involved oil. Whether you’re spending the holiday with a small group of friends and family or you plan to have a large group over, after the blessings are said, the candles are lit and the gifts are exchanged, it’s time to start cooking. From classic Chanukah fare such as sufganiyot and latkes, to modern interpretations of your favorite Chanukah meals, our Publix Aprons® team has provided several delicious recipes you should try this year.


Hanukkah Beef BrisketSmoked Beef Brisket

Our smoked beef brisket is one meal eaten during Chanukah that is not fried. This Publix Aprons® Smoked Beef Brisket is an essential main course for any Chanukah celebration.

If you don’t have a grill and want a different flavor profile, try our delicious Roasted Garlic and Onion Brisket. You can either bake or braise it.


Hanukkah LatkesChicken with Apricots and Green Onion Latkes

Green onions in potato pancakes? Yes! Green onions add a refreshing and unique twist to traditional latkes. For your Chanukah dinner, Green Onion Latkes can be formed ahead of time by arranging patties in a single layer on a baking sheet and chilling up to two hours. Surprise your guests with these tasty treats.

For a non-traditional latke recipe that you and your guests will love, give these unique Zucchini Potato Pancakes a try.



Continuing the fried food theme for Chanukah, Sufganiyot are delicious treats perfect for any time of the day. These round jelly doughnuts originated in Israel and are now eaten throughout the world on Chanukah. They’re deep-fried donuts, filled with jam or custard and topped with powdered sugar.

If you’re not in the mood for Sufganiyot after your meal, our Bakery department offers Seasonal Chanukah cookies and a Chanukah House kit (not available in all stores – check with Customer Service to order) you can design with your family and enjoy!

Looking for more Chanukah inspiration? Check out some more of our favorites below!

Potato Latkes with Goat Cheese and Pomegranate Arils

Cheese Blintzes with Berry Coulis

Spicy Peanut Chicken with Vegetable Noodles

Blackberry Crush

Ribeye Steaks with Grilled Red Onions, Sautéed Garlic Slices and Pesto

Citrus Salad with Endive and Fennel

Squash Quiche with Thyme and Mozzarella


We hope you and your guests enjoy our delicious Publix Aprons® recipes. Share some of your favorite Chanukah meals and traditions in the comments below. Happy Chanukah!


Matthew L.

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Matthew started with Publix in 2009. After working his way up to a Publix Manager, Matthew decided to make a change from retail and pursue his passion for writing. Matthew enjoys hearing stories from the people he's writing about and loves the Publix culture. Outside of work, Matthew enjoys spending time with his wife, son and their dog. They love to explore all that Central Florida has to offer.

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