Eleni's CookiesWe’re glad there are seven days of Chanukah when we can have eight differently-decorated cookies (an extra one for the night we’re especially hungry) from Eleni’s Cookies. Certified kosher (dairy) by Orthodox Union.




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December 2005

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Best Chanukah Gourmet Foods

Celebrate The Festival of Lights With a Festival of Kosher Treats


From latkes to chopped liver, Chanukah gives us an opportunity to get together with family and friends and fress. Since Mom taught us never to go to anyone’s home empty-handed, here are some of our favorite festive foods.  Thanks to the Internet, you don’t have to rush out to buy them: just click over and have them sent. Prices and item availability are verified at publication but are subject to change. For more kosher gift ideas, see our Kosher Nibbles section.

Gift categories include:

Cake, Cookies & Ice Cream


Crème Crémaillère:
French Ice Cream

Rich, top quality French custard ice cream from a renowned, classic French restaurant in Westchester, New York. Shipped overnight in dry ice in an attractive insulated box. Click on the links to order. Certified kosher by Vaad Hakashrus of Massachusetts. Not Chalav Yisrael.

  • Holiday Collection: 6 pints include two each of Custard Vanilla Ice Cream, Custard Wild Forest Strawberry Ice Cream and Custard Pistachio Ice Cream
  • New Year’s Eve Collection: 6 pints include two each of Vanilla Swiss Almond Ice Cream, Caramel Swiss Almond Ice Cream, and Chocolate Swiss Almond Ice Cream, all with Swiss Chocolate Covered Almonds
  • Chocolate Lover’s Collection: 6 pints include two each of Custard Chocolate Ice Cream, Custard Chocolate Ice Cream with Chocolate Enrobed Orange Crunch, and Chocolat Swiss Almond
  • Coffee Lover’s Collection: 6 pints include two each of Café au Lait and Café au Chocolat (with Chocolate Espresso Crunch)


custard ice cream





Decorated Sugar Cookies

In addition to the gift basket in the photo at the top of the page, Eleni also makes individually wrapped party favors. Certified kosher (dairy) by Orthodox Union. Read our full review of Eleni’s, NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week.

  • Hannukah Gift Basket
  • Dreidel Party Favors, 4" x 4"
    Set of 12 (minimum order)


Dreidel cookie
Give each guest a jumbo cookie party favor, individually wrapped in cellophane and tied with a ribbon.

Fairytale Brownies:
Gift-Boxed Brownies

Fairytale Brownies make some of the best kosher brownies we’ve ever tasted. They are moist and chewy right out of the package and there’s a different flavor for every night of Chanukah. Special Hanukkah silver and blue gift boxes embossed with metallic menorahs and dreidels make this gift even lovelier. Certified kosher (dairy) by Greater Phoenix Vaad Hakashruth.

  • 8 Nights of Hannukah
    8 blue and silver one-brownie gift boxes decorated with a dreidel or menorah. Includes two each of the following flavors: Original, Chocolate Chip, Toffee Crunch, and Walnut.
  • Hanukkah Dozen
    Includes one each of all 12 Fairytale flavors, wrapped with a Hanukkah gift band.
  • Hanukkah Sixteen
    Includes all 12 flavors plus an additional Original, Chocolate Chip, Toffee Crunch and Walnut.



Above, large box of brownies. 



Gourmet Cookies


One of our favorite cookie makers has a special holiday gift basket that includes their Silver Label Assortment of classic of cookies, brownies and bars, and three decorative cookies shaped as dreidels. Certified kosher (dairy) by the Chicago Rabbinical Council. Click here for our review.

  • Hannukah Gift Basket


Chanukah Basket
Made with the best chocolate, butter, eggs and sugar, just like Grandma used to bake.

Zelda’s Sweet Shoppe

A bouquet of hand-decorated sugar cookies in a wooden “picket fence” crate: two dreidels, a menorah and a “Happy Chanukah” gift box. Certified kosher by the Chicago Rabbinical Council.

  • Chanukah Dreidels
    4 Cookies


zeldas cookies
Chocolate & Candy  

Oh Fudge!
Fudge-Making Kit


We love gifts that show young people the joy of cooking. This kit trains young foodies in the (easy) art of fudge-making, with yummy fudge as the end result.

  • Yummy Chocolate Fudge Kit


fudge kit


Harney and Sons:
Fine Teas

One of the finest tea blenders, the Premium line of tea bags teas and Organic line of teabags teas are certified kosher by KSA.

  • Paris Blend Tea Tin
    20 Sachets
  • Earl Grey Supreme Tea Tin
    20 sachets





Mount of Olives:
Caffeine-Free Tea

Caffeine free blends, thirty-six tea bags in total, in an elegant box: Lime Tree/ Peppermint/ Little Mint Tea, Lemon Verbena/ Orange Blossom/ Lemongrass, Green Tea/ Jasmine, Dandelion/ Licorice, Chamomile/Grapefruit, and Black Tea/ Peppermint/Spearmint Click on link to order or for more information. Certified kosher by Orthodox Union.

  • Herbal Tea Blend Presentation Box


tea set


Condiment Sauces


Nando’s savory sauces are imported from South Africa. Three of their most popular in a gift grate—Garlic, Medium, and Extra-Hot Pepper Sauces—will spice up anybody’s year. Low calorie and sugar-free, they’re perfect for New Year’s resolutions, too. Certified kosher by South African Orthodox Beit Din.

  • Crate of Peri-Peri Sauces



Nona’s Fine Foods

For the Italian food lover: six of infused extra-virgin organic olive oils (garlic, chili, rosemary, mint, sage, and oregano); three tomato sauces (spicy sauce diablo, organic tomato sauce with mediterranean herbs, and organic tomato sauce with aubergines and peppers); and a jar each of organic chickpeas and organic cannellini beans. A luxurious gourmet gift. Certified kosher by Union of Orthodox Rabbis.

  • Italian Feast Basket, $116


gift feast

Ruthie & Gussie’s

What’s more fun than latkes...and more delicious than Ruthie & Gussie’s?  All you have to do is fry or bake the grated potato mix: Ruthie and Gussie have done all the heavy lifting, and added a pinch of love.

  • Latkegram



Other Treats


Harry and David Deluxe Kosher Gift Basket

Harry and David’s Deluxe Kosher Gift Basket is filled to the brim with kosher delights: Royal Oranges, Crisp Mountain Apples, Royal Riviera® Pear, pure Clover Honey, tasty Chocolate Toffee Almonds, Harry and David’s deluxe Chocolate Bridge Mix, and a bag of foil-wrapped Chocolate “Gelt” Coins.

  • $59.95


kosher gift basket


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