Celebrate Hanukkah with traditional Jewish foods from a local deli

Published: Dec. 2, 2021 at 10:15 AM CST
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - Zeitman’s Grocery Store is celebrating the Festival of Lights otherwise known as Hanukkah with traditional Jewish dishes.

Hanukkah, also known as Chanukah, is a Jewish holiday that lasts eight nights. “The Hebrew word Chanukah means “dedication,” and is thus named because it celebrates the rededication of the Holy Temple,” according to

This year the holiday began on Nov. 28 and will end at sunset on Dec. 6.

Blake Zietman owner of Zeitman’s Grocery Store in Bryan is celebrating the holiday and incorporating recipes he learned growing up at his grocery store and deli. He believes these dishes are important to share with the community.

“It’s my family traditions and the best way to keep them alive is to share them, and I think they are fun and it’s delicious food,” said Zietman.

Zietman will be offering a Hanukkah dinner for people to preorder that will be available for pick up on Saturday.

The meal will include:

  • Matzo Ball Soup
  • Dinner Salad
  • Latkes with Accoutrements
  • Whole Roasted Chicken
  • Kugel
  • Round Challah
  • Russian Cherry Pie

Orders must be placed by Thursday, Dec. 2 at the end of the day.

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During the eight days of Hanukkah, Zeitman’s Grocery Store will feature various traditional food items like latkes, matzo ball soup, and sufganiyah which is a jelly filled doughnut. They will be available on a first-come first-serve basis.

Zeitman’s Grocery Store is located at 220 North Main Street in Bryan.

It is open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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