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Hanukkah Helpers

Latkes and Sufganiyot and kugel, oh my! While you’ve been dreaming about your favorite Hanukkah flavors, we've been working hard to meet your holiday needs. Whether you’re looking for seasonal staples or the best organic and gourmet offerings, Whole Foods Market® is a one-stop shop for kosher items this holiday season, naturally.

Now is the time to get shopping for all the good stuff you need to make it a deliciously memorable holiday. Take a look at some of the seasonal must-haves and then shop with ease knowing that these holiday favorites meet our strict quality standards, which means they don’t have any hydrogenated fats or artificial colors, flavors, preservatives and sweeteners, among other unacceptable ingredients.

Here’s a sampling of a few of the kosher favorites that we’ve stocked so you can stock up:

Seasonal Staples

Potato pancake mix from Streit's®. Since 1925, when Aron Streit opened his first matzo bakery, Streit’s has been a premiere purveyor of kosher foods. Being a family owned and run company, they have a strong sense of tradition and also understand the importance of using “clean” ingredients that meet your standards and ours.

Organic Concord Grape Juice from Kedem. A family business for eight generations, Kedem is the leading brand of traditional kosher grape juice. It’s easy to see (or taste!) why. When you pour a glass, you get 100% pure juice from Concord grapes with no sugar added. (For those of you who incorporate

Kedem Noodles. Imported from Israel, these noodles are made from potatoes and don’t contain wheat, eggs, corn, rice or soy. They’re perfect for your noodle kugel.

Gefen Applesauce. This natural, unsweetened applesauce is a tasty topping for Pear and Sweet Potato Latkes — or enjoy a bowl all on its own!

Hanukkah Milk or Dark Chocolate Gelt from Divine Chocolate. Looking for greater gelt? Kosher certified, these are made with the finest responsibly traded cocoa butter, guaranteeing you a tasty advantage and cocoa farmers an equitable deal.

Meating Your Needs

Select stores also offer antibiotic-free kosher poultry options from Kosher Valley™ including fresh and frozen whole young turkeys and chickens and freshly ground chicken and turkey options, which are all certified by the Orthodox Union and the K'hal Adath Jeshurun. In addition, all of our chicken and turkey suppliers are rated according to Global Animal Partnership’s 5-Step™ Animal Welfare Rating standards.

Finally, don’t forget the Hanukkah candles. And remember, this is just a taste of the kosher options we hope will light your way to a delectable holiday. Because much of our sourcing is done locally and regionally, contact your local Whole Foods Market to learn more about their kosher selection or reach out to them with suggestions.

What are your favorite Hanukkah flavors? I’d love to hear them…better yet, taste them!