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The Art of Jewish Food

Food is more than just sustenance. It’s a reflection of a community’s history, culture and values. Jewish food is a diverse cuisine that has evolved over many centuries, shaped by Jewish dietary laws (kashrut) and the economics, agriculture, and culinary traditions of the many countries where Jewish communities have existed. The J celebrates Jewish food and culture through these events.

Celebrate the miracle of oil as new Chanukah tradition takes hold right here in Northern Virginia. Latke Fest is a regional celebration of food and community. Visit our Participating Restaurants during their regular business hours between December 12-20 and try their version of the latke. 

Don't forget to vote online (or at the J) for your favorite latke for a chance to win a $50 Visa Gift Card! Polls open now through December 21st. All posts tagged on Facebook and Instagram with #NVLatkeFest will be entered in a drawing for a $50 Visa Gift Card.

Cast your vote here.

Read more about Latke Fest in Northern Virginia Magazine!

LATKE FEST locations and what to order: 


Ted’s Bulletin | Mosaic District, 2911 District Ave, Fairfax
Teds Sweet Potato Totke - sweet potato tots served with a cayenne sour cream.

Paddy Barry’s | 8150 Leesburg Pike, Tysons, VA 22182
Boxty: Irish potato pancake, stuffed and served with a side salad. Try the Roasted Vegetable or Salmon & Broccoli.

Bentley’s Diners | 6654 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church & 7234 Centreville Rd, Manassas
Potato Pancakes: potatoes, onions, eggs, with apple sauce or sour cream

Chutzpah Deli | 12214 Fairfax Towne Center, Fairfax
Corned Beef Hash Benedict: homemade hash over latkes topped with poached eggs (ask for no hollandaise for Kosher-style!)
Open Faced Latkes: with brisket and gravy, pastrami, or corned beef
Latkes: with apple sauce and sour cream

Celebrity Delly | 7263A Arlington Blvd, Falls Church
Potato Pancakes: made with matzoh meal, sour cream and apple sauce on the side

Original Pancake House | 7395 Lee Hwy, Falls Church
Potato Pancakes:
lacy and crispy, served with sour cream or applesauce


Special Event

Healthy Jewish Cooking… Latke Edition
Paula Shoyer, author, chef, baker
Thursday, November 30, 6:30pm
Location: Temple 
Rodef Shalom

Local chef, baker, and author Paula Shoyer offers a fresh, nutrient-dense spin on Jewish soul food… Come learn her recipes for a perfect(ly healthy) Chanukah meal, help prep, and enjoy a delicious pre-holiday dinner together.

Tickets: $25 General Admission/ $20 member/ $40 for event and Healthy Jewish Kitchen cookbook
Buy them here


Our Art of Jewish Food programs are funded in part by the Jewish Food Experience,
a program of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.

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