It’s Sufganiyot Season

Breads’ filled doughnuts are hitting the bakery’s shelves today.

Of the many fun aspects of Hanukkah, our favorite may be that it’s practically a cultural obligation to eat the Israeli-style filled doughnuts called sufganiyot.

In New York City, you can pick them up at starting Tuesday, December 1. Filled with strawberry jam, dulce de leche, chocolate or vanilla, these seasonal treats are worth a trip to Union Square.

Orwasher’s on the Upper East Side offers its delicious version starting December 7, the first day of Hanukkah.

Doughnut Plant is selling fall-focused flavors including marzipan, triple chocolate mint and gingerbread.

Sullivan Street bakery, which makes bomboloni (Italian-style doughnuts) all year round, now has a seasonal version with apple, caramel and cinnamon sugar.

Why not see if your favorite local bakery is getting in on the fried-dough festivities. And if you want to make your own, here are a couple of options:

Liza Schoenfein is food editor of the Forward. Contact her at schoenfein@forward.com

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