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Best Latkes??

foodieqt Dec 4, 2007 02:55 PM

Hello all...I'm looking to pick up some latkes tonight for Hanukkah dinner (I don't feel like going through the trouble of making them myself!) and wanted to find out whom has the best latkes to-go? Whole Foods? Bristol Farms? Any particular restaurant? I'm in West Hollywood. Thank you!

  1. wutzizname Dec 4, 2007 03:40 PM

    Some good options here:


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      Food622 Dec 4, 2007 08:40 PM

      Picked up some today from Charlie's Delicatessen on Pico. They were pretty good, but ended up making some myself as well!

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        pinpei Dec 4, 2007 11:02 PM

        Whom has the best latkes? My mom! (okay, I'm a nice Jewish boy - I had to say that)

        Second to my mom's, Nate'n Al makes very good latkes.

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        1. re: pinpei
          maudies5 Dec 5, 2007 02:52 PM

          The best latkes are from Clementine. Fantastic!

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          mistertoast Dec 5, 2007 04:07 PM

          I can tell you where not to get them from - Nate N' Al - had one last night and it was inedible - shockingly bad! It had the consistency of a shredded tire.

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            Clyde Dec 16, 2008 11:47 AM

            i've been eating the frozen ones from Trader Joes and they are not bad at all. i'll try Amy's!

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            1. re: Clyde
              Mr Taster Dec 16, 2008 03:18 PM

              TJ's are indeed tasty-- one of the things I can't stand in a potato latke is too much matzo meal, which turns the thing mealy and unpalatable. TJ's latkes are heavy on the potato and onion and light on the rest. Great in a pinch.

              Mr Taster

              1. re: Mr Taster
                Foodandwine Dec 17, 2008 06:15 AM

                Never knew that TJ's had latkes.. saw the box last night ( after reading this thread ) 8 latkes for $2.19.. popped them in the oven and not bad.. actually pretty good. 140 calories and 6 grams of fat for 2 latkes. must not be made by a jewish nana.. lol

                1. re: Foodandwine
                  trojans Dec 17, 2008 07:12 AM

                  Charlies delicatessen on pico. He will make them for you or sell you the batter. Also while you are there pick up some of his merquez sausages, they are great.

                  1. re: Foodandwine
                    JAB Dec 17, 2008 08:30 AM

                    What, no schmaltz?

                    1. re: Foodandwine
                      Mr Taster Dec 17, 2008 08:55 AM

                      Don't you mean a Jewish bubbe? :)

                      Mr Taster

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