Whole Foods Wishes You a Happy Chanukah Lara Rabinovitch December 6, 2011 Shtick 29 Chanukah is upon us, and the Whole Foods supermarket on Fairfax in Los Angeles is ready to service their Jewish customers. What do you think? 29 Responses M Grossman December 18, 2011 Whole Foods figures Ruglach and sufganiot are just too damn tasty for a Jewish holiday. Here’s to the bread of affliction. Reply steve k. December 18, 2011 Well, it’s obvious that Whole foods assumes the recipe for POTATO LATKES is mainly MATZAH!!!!!!! Reply Twburger December 18, 2011 Kaplan’s on Oak has nothing to be afraid of. Reply Shana December 18, 2011 Every grocery store I’ve ever been in, except for kosher ones, always put out every jewish food for every holiday. Gefilte fish – there, matzoh – there, grape juice – there, hannukah candles in time for Rosh Hashannah – there. Once, a stock guy who was carefully putting foil down on the dairy case shelves asked me why he was supposed to do that. I explained and he seemed really happy to know the reason. Still, annoying. Reply John December 18, 2011 Matzos are for Passover, not Hanukkah Reply alef be jewelry December 18, 2011 Yep. Another good one from our goyish neighbors! Reply Judy B. David December 18, 2011 Definitely a goyim ethnic food buyer. Dollingk, vy you didn’t esk eny of your nice Jewish friends? And to think that you missed the two product we buy for Chanukkah — potato pancake mix and chocolate gelt. Hello?? Reply Yehudit December 18, 2011 That’s nothing. A few years ago, the Whole Foods in Columbus Circle had some items in their prepared foods case labeled for Rosh Hashanah, which was coming up. The usual tzimmis and roast chicken and brisket and vegetable sides, and ….. crab cakes. Reply Vunsen December 18, 2011 not enough jews in california to straighten these people out??? Reply MikeCatcher50 December 18, 2011 Pretty much s.o.p. Virtually every chain supermarket in the US does the same thing. I suspect that the Danzansky’s, who used to own GIANT food in DC (now owned by some Euro-conglomerate) are rotating in their graves. I’d love to see the Piggly Wiggly displays. By the way, I never see tagelach. Why? Reply Annette December 18, 2011 So, the real question is, can you deep fry Matzo? Reply Howard December 18, 2011 Give them credit for good intentions. Some years ago our Faculty Club manager asked me what food he should serve for the upcoming Jewish holiday. “I think it’s called Yom Kippur,” he said. Reply Lou December 18, 2011 Matzoh: The reason good Yids are so creative! Why not celebrate it on Channukah too? Reply Matt W. December 19, 2011 Noticed the exact same thing this past week at our local Whole Foods in the Sugarhouse neighborhood of Salt Lake City. I figured, this is Utah, give them credit for trying… Reply Sandie Phillips December 19, 2011 It seems that the founder of Gooch’s market, which morphed into Whole Foods, was Sandy Gooch, who was Jewish. Why didn’t they ask HER about appropriate Chanukah foods??? From:(also) Sandy, also Jewish! Reply Nina December 19, 2011 I thought it was hilarious when I saw the display..I couldn’t figure out why someone didn’t just CHECK with any of the Jews standing within 3 feet of them at any given time about what might be the right stuff to put out for Chanukah. Oh the goy are so cute. Reply skaizun December 19, 2011 Hey! Don’t mess with these wonderful people! As long as I can get my “Egg & Onion” freak on, I’m fine with it! And, for the record, they didn’t have to ask anyone about foods appropriate for a given Jewish (or any) holiday; all they had to do was use that newfangled thing called “the internet”! ;) Reply Pete Grossman December 19, 2011 Swing and a miss! Reply Alex December 19, 2011 I like how everything is on sale. Reply Sheila December 19, 2011 I’m wondering if anyone who saw the display talked to the manager about it. Of course, they were trying and if we don’t take the opportunity to explain why they missed, how will they even know they were wrong. Reply Susan December 19, 2011 I can top that one…heading to Hawaii for Rosh Hashanah, my Kosher meal (in 1st class) was Kosher for Passover…nothing like frozen matzah from G-d only knows what year to get you in the spirit of the New Year! Chag Sameach everyone! Reply Sylvie December 19, 2011 It IS the thought that counts! Matza is used in a recipe for Sephardic Chanukah named bimuelos…deep fried and served with spinach fritada…… Take 1 box matzot, 6 eggs, 1/4 cup sugar, cinnamon. Soak matza in cold water overnight, drain and squeeze water from matza with cheesecloth. Place in bowl, add six eggs, sugar and cinnamon. Heat oil to frying temparature,drop batter by small spoonful into oil and fry to a golden brown. Drain and serve with honey. Chag Sameach and todah rabah to Whole Foods! Sylvie Reply Ariel December 19, 2011 they should just have potatoes, carrots, and onions for every Jewish holiday. Play it safe. Reply Eric December 19, 2011 Actually SuperFresh used to do the opposite…they’d put out Chanukah candles for every Jewish holiday. Reply larry December 19, 2011 This is similar to the Hanukkah Ham they had… or purported to have http://failblog.org/2009/12/24/kosher-fail-2/ Reply Chanukah Fail Of The Day : Israellycool December 21, 2011 […] Fail Of The Day Aussie Dave | Dec 21, 2011 | 0 commentsOops.(source: Heeb)For those who don’t understand why it is a “fail”, see here.Update: It bears […] Reply Judi December 22, 2011 I think they need to be educAted. In our Jewish owned grocery chain I have to explain the difference between kosher and kosher for Passover every year!!! Wine too!! Get with it guys or I won’t shop there. It’s insulting for while foods not to check. in this day and age it’s sooooo easy. Reply Lisa December 6, 2012 They do that every friggin year. So does Safeway. Why doesn’t someone tell them that we don’t need Hannuka food? It’s like putting out Easter Bunnies on Thanksgiving. Reply les December 6, 2012 I want to stock up on these bargains for the next Yom Kippur break the fast. Reply Leave a Reply to Pete Grossman Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.