Nine New York Latkes You Need to Try

Veselka's potato pancakes. Photo: Melissa Hom

When Hanukkah begins next Tuesday night, plenty of New Yorkers will be celebrating by loading up on fried foods, which commemorate the oil that shined for eight nights. And even though most Jewish-Americans probably think the best latkes come from their mothers’ kitchens, that might not necessarily be the case. Here in New York, you can find fantastic fritters with classic toppings like applesauce or sour cream, or more intriguing options like Indonesian date butter and scoops of caviar. So we’ve rounded up enough excellent options to take you through all eight nights, plus one extra, just in case. Check them all out, straight ahead.