Contest Giveaway – Zabar’s Babka and Rugelach Crate

CONTEST CLOSED – the winner of the Zabar’s Babka and Rugelach Crate, chosen by an online randomizer, is Linsy Leon! Here is her comment:

Zabar – Liked! The Shiksa – Liked! My favorite holiday food are the anise flavored sugar cookies my mom’s moroccan family makes for every holiday and shabbat. so simple yet so addictive! i also love the baklava my step mom makes on occasion. that sticky sweetness is amazing. -Linzy

Thank you to all who entered, we will post another contest soon!


My friends at Zabar’s, our favorite landmark New York gourmet superstore, are offering my readers another chance to win a fabulous food prize! To celebrate the holiday season and all things delicious, Zabar’s has put together a tasty prize, indeed…

Babka & Rugelach Crate (Kosher)

A classic gift with timeless treats. Babka (from the Russian word for “grandmother”) is made by folding and twisting layers of amazing chocolate into delicious, rich dough. Rugelach means “little twist” in Yiddish, and we’ve twisted ours around aromatic cinnamon. We load up our reusable “Zabar’s is NY” wooden crate with a Zabar’s chocolate babka, Zabar’s cinnamon rugelach, a Zabar’s chocolate bar, a pound of Zabar’s Special Blend vacuum packed coffee, a Zabar’s coffee mug, a Zabar’s coffee scoop, and instructions on brewing the perfect cup. Part of Zabar’s Gift Boxes, Gift Baskets, and Gift Crates Collection.

How awesome is that?? Mmmmm, babka. It’s easy to enter!


Step 1Leave a comment here on this blog post (below) and let me know what your favorite holiday food is.

Step 2: If you want to enter the contest twice, “Like” Zabar’s on Facebook and The Shiksa on Facebook– just let us know in your comment that you have liked both pages, and we’ll enter you in the contest again! With all of the special Facebook promotions and in-store offers Zabar’s has planned for the holidays, you won’t want to miss out!

When you enter, your email address will be subscribed to the newsletter, which means you’ll receive their weekly emails with free recipes and special promotions. (If you’re already a subscriber, no problem– just let us know and we will verify!).

A winner will be chosen at random and contacted via email. Contest starts today and ends on Friday at 5:00 PST. While you’re waiting to find out who the winner is, be sure to check out for their amazing selection of holiday gifts and treats.

Please note that this prize can only be shipped within the US, and we cannot ship to P.O. boxes, A.P.O.s, or F.P.O.s. Prize may be shipped after the holidays depending on Zabar’s shipping schedule. Winner will be notified via email and announced on my website as well as Zabar’s blog. Good luck!

Please do not comment on this post, as we are no longer accepting entries. 

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  1. Alexandra says:

    My Dad’s potato latkes…..the BEST!

  2. Cathy Sleeth says:

    I think my favorite holiday breakfast food would have to be cinnamon rolls.

  3. I love Russian Tea Cakes – they’re so tiny, you can eat WAY too many without even noticing! (I like Zabar’s and the Shiksa on fb!)

  4. Sonia says:

    I LOVE this…and know a lot of women that would be all varklepmt if they won it! LOL

  5. ellen says:

    i order zabars coffee through the mail and drive up the NJ turnpike for their rugelach!

  6. Kristyn says:

    I just recieved a small basket of goodies from Zabar’s on Broadway as a gift, and the Cinnamon ruegala is to die for! I live in Dutchess county and think this store has a lot of great things! I have liked both pages on facebook and would love to win some more grat treats!! Thanks soo much!

  7. Louise H. says:

    My favorite holiday food is brisket of beef

  8. Louise H. says:

    I like The Shiksa in the Kitchen on Facebook

  9. Louise H. says:

    I like Zabar’s on Facebook (and off)

  10. Holli says:

    No question about it, for Chanukkah it has to be latkes. My Mom’s tzimmes is always a favorite at any holiday….carrots, sweet potatoes on the bottom, potato kugel with more chunks of sweet potato on top. YUM!

    I also “like”d Zabar’s and your site on Facebook.

  11. Rachel H. says:

    Good ole’ latkes!

    oh, and of course, sufganiyot!

  12. Rachel H. says:

    Oh, and I liked both facebook pages!

  13. David Novich says:

    I love latkes and jelly donuts! Mmmmm……..

  14. Joanna plant says:

    We love zabars everything is so great …..happy holidays from upstate ny

  15. debbie says:

    grandma’s stuffali or teglah or honey balls. we love them whatever we call them – lol

  16. Debby Bloom says:

    I’m very traditional, my favorite has got to be potato latkes

  17. Kelly McKee Zajfen says:

    My favorite Food is Latkes! I am having a Latkes party for the first day of Chanukah. I can’t wait to eat all the different flavors and try out one of your recipes!


  18. sandra abel says:

    My favorite Christmas food is duck.

  19. Amazing giveaway! My favorite holiday food changes each year, it really depends what new dessert I end up baking with my family!

  20. Jo says:

    Favorite holiday food? latkes. I make them throughout the year.

  21. Mary says:

    My favorite holiday food is a turkey/stuffing/cranberry sauce sandwich!

  22. Mary says:

    I Liked both pages. Thanks!

  23. Pam says:

    I think it’s stuffing for me! That and all the sweet treats I bake.

  24. Ooh, love Zabar’s! My fav holiday food are all the yummy holiday cookies, especially chocolate and peppermint combinations!

  25. I’m a fan of The Shiksa and Zabar’s on Fb (as pão e queijo blog).

  26. Marci Ortega says:

    Give me chocolate babka anytime!! Hard to find her in Sacramento. I have one in the freezer just waiting for Hanukkah!

  27. Debbie says:

    I don’t like waiting until the holidays to enjoy my favorite foods…I enjoy them all year long! However, I bake more during the holidays than usual, so I guess fresh out of the oven cookies would be my favorite! (I “liked” both pages)

  28. Amber H says:

    Rosette’s drizzled in chocolate or filled with cheesecake and fruit. Yum!!! I liked Zabar’s and Shiska’s on facebook.

  29. sally says:

    hands down linzer tart cookies….

  30. Bonnie from Louisiana says:

    What I love (and miss the most) are my Baba’s pierogi. She made potato and cheese, saurkraut, and prune. Her dough was light, fillings made from scratch. No belly bombers from her! Love ya and miss ya Baba…

  31. Carolyn says:

    Any type of cookie! To me, this is THE cookie month! : )

  32. Harry says:

    Latkes, of course!

  33. Harry says:

    Oh, in addition to liking latkes, I also “liked” Zabars and The Shiksa on Facebook!

  34. mindy says:

    Favorite holiday dish is Noodle Kugel. It makes every holiday more delish!

  35. LAMusing says:

    Love Berry Bread Pudding over the holidays

  36. Debby Bloom says:

    My Bubbe and my Mom were the best cooks, I just wish they wrote down their recipes. I come close but not exactly like theirs. I do have a lemon something recipe my Bubbe wrote in Yiddish, because she didn’t know English, but I don’t know Yiddish. And now that I said that I will have to search the house for it, which could take a while because I have a Brain Tumor, so my memory is even worse than it was when I just had a bad memory, lol!

  37. Norma says:

    My favorite holiday food is ham – and pecan butter ball cookies for dessert

  38. Rachel says:

    My favorite holiday food has to be dessert. it is what I look forward to.

  39. Rachel says:

    I like you both on facebook…

  40. Lil says:

    my favourites are Stollen, cinnamon stars and buche de noel

  41. Bari says:

    Noodle Kugel is my favorite for EVERY Holiday! I even made one for Passover with kosher for passover noodles. YUMMY!!

  42. Kathy Tannen says:

    I adore potato pancakes with organic applesauce from Trader Joe’s and a dollop of sour cream!

  43. Alice Kintisch says:

    Potato latkes are my favorite holiday food. No contest.

  44. Martin says:

    Potato latkes with sour cream.

  45. Christine says:

    My favorite holiday food Crostoli cookies. A tradional italian cookie. Fried and then you add lots of honey and walnuts. A perfect cookie for Hanukkah as well!!

  46. Ilene Spector says:

    I love, love, love potato latkes. I simply “doctor-up” store bought boxes, follow the directions on the box and add a little onion salt and defrosted frozen shredded potatoes. Fry in some canola oil and drain on clean brown grocery store bags. Viola! Just like “from scratch” without having to grate the potatoes! I’m making 200 of them for this year! I set up a “Latke Bar.” Using my old Salton hot tray to keep the latkes warm, I set out about 6 assorted toppings; applesauce, cinnamon applesauce, salsa, sour cream, caviar, even guacamole! And added this year will be some hot sliced corned beef and Russian dressing, as someone said latkes instead of rye bread make the very best sandwiches!

  47. Carl says:

    Your Pumpkin Spice Cake!!! Awesome! I have “Liked” both yours and Zabar’s FB pages.

  48. Julia says:

    Favorite Holiday foods? (which holidays??). I think nearly all of them. Rugelach and Potato Latkes are good… Matzo brie is good. Babka is good. Matzo ball soup is good. Pumpkin pie is good. It’s all good – especially when shared with family!!

    I liked both Zabar’s and your blog on FB.

  49. Saralee says:

    “Liked” both sites and voted for you, too. Favorite “holiday” food is Fried Matzoh (only once a year). Love your blog and recipes!

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