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david kaplan Dec 12, 2009 10:11 AM

Who makes your favorite latkes to buy at retail and reheat at home? I have tried Bi-Rite's and found them too thick. I'm looking for latkes that will please traditionalists.

SF preferred, though open to all suggestions. Thanks.

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    mustardgirl Dec 13, 2009 02:52 AM

    Sauls in Berkeley are pretty good

    Happy Chanukah

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    1. re: mustardgirl
      SunsetKid Dec 13, 2009 12:32 PM

      Whole Foods was good and they freeze well. Be sure to reheat in an oven at 350 and you will crisp them up and get rid of oil.

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        rworange Dec 13, 2009 08:47 PM

        Saul's around Chanukah has better latkes than they usually do the rest of the year. Paricularly wonderful are the latkes fried to order in the outside tent they have every year

        Saul's sufganiyot and fried-to-order lattke stand
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/467898

        Also too late for this year, but Pasta Shop had a really nice Chanukah menu that included latkes. Haven't ordered much at the deli there in a while because a while back so much was so meh. However, the two items I tried today were really tasty - savory vegetable kugel and bay scented chicken with figs (really, really good)

        Also avaliable

        Housemade Challah
        Matzoh Ball Soup
        Scott's Famous Chopped Liver
        Housemade Applesauce
        Couscous with Crispy Shallots & Herbs
        Brisket with Braised Vegetable Reduction
        Sauteed Chard & Cabbage

      2. Sarah Dec 13, 2009 01:45 PM

        Had a sample of TJ's frozen boxed latkes the other day; it had a dab of sour cream on it and was quite good. Of course, the sample was the size of a quarter, but it was crisp outside and tender within.

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          MissVeg Dec 13, 2009 09:43 PM

          I have to say, and I consider myself a latke snob, my husband made (or heated) frozen latkes today from TJs and they were crisp and delicious. Really tasty and perfect texture. I was pleasantly surprised. Definitely great when you don't feel like grating.

        2. twocents Dec 13, 2009 06:09 PM

          i saw a refrigerated case full of these at Richmond Costco yesterday. Did not examine in detail, but was in a seasonal/temp position.

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            SPO Dec 13, 2009 07:34 PM

            Why do you need to buy and reheat them? Making your own at home takes about 10 min prep and 5 min cooking time - and they will be hot and fresh for serving.

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              david kaplan Dec 13, 2009 08:44 PM

              I agree that latkes made a la minute are easy and better, but that won't work for this particular event for logistical reasons.

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