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. Shari says:

    Always sweet potato latkes with sugar :)

  2. Jackie King says:

    My family celebrates Hanukkah and Christmas, so to represent both holidays and traditions my favorite Hanukkah food, of course, are potato latkes topped with homemade apple butter. My favorite Christmas food is homemade gingerbread!
    Tori – I loved your “knish” special and when my husband I went on our first trip to New York in May, we made a special stop at Zabar’s because of your blog and fell in love with the store and their gourmet knishes. We are going back to NYC for New Year’s and we will no doubt make at least one stop this time for our knish fix! Thanks for the inspiration, and I have liked both your Facebook page and Zabar’s FB page. :)

  3. Amanda S. says:

    Mhmmm…this is a hard Q to answer for a foodie. I would have to say something on the savory side of holidays – turkey, mashed potatoes…can’t get enough!

  4. Julia says:


  5. Monica says:

    I love latkes too…will definately try this recipe. I also liked Zabar’s and The Shiksa on FB!!!

  6. Samantha says:

    I love matza brei on Passover. In fact, I love all my Passover recipes…it’s a chance to be creative in the kitchen!

  7. Jill says:

    Hands down favorite not only for me, but entire family & extended family: Latkes!! (best dessert: Rugelach)

  8. Jill says:

    I liked both pages on fb

  9. Susan Gelpi says:

    latkes! :9

  10. Steven Thomas says:

    I like anything with custard on it during the holidays.

  11. shirley taff says:

    my favorite holiday food is potato latkes with apple sauce. Yummy……….

  12. Steven Thomas says:

    I liked your page and Zabar’s, too. Used to shop there all the time growing up in NYC.

  13. marci g says:

    Oh, boy – that’s a tough one. I could truly pick one for every holiday! But since it is December and Chanukah is coming soon, I’ll go with Latkes – crunchy hot potatoes – what could be bad? (FYI – I like you both on FB) Cheers!

  14. Ree says:

    Mom’s Bing Cherry salad! With cream cheese, nuts, cherries, jello. Can’t go wrong with that.

  15. Ree says:

    Oops. Liked you both on FB!

  16. Karen Marlatt says:

    My favorite holiday food is honestly Marzipan candy. Roasted Parsnips, Carrots, Potatoes with real butter would be the next best thing to eat.

  17. Lonni says:

    Hands down noodle kugel! I’ve been a subscriber to your page and just clicked “like” on Zabars FB page!

  18. Faleen says:

    Answering which holiday food is my favorite would not be an easy one. When it comes to Chanukah i really enjoy warm jelly doughnuts but LOVE crispy potato latkes. Actually, since i barely cook any longer, i tend to love and appreciate anything that my son and daughter in law share with me. Thank you for your consideration.

  19. Barbara Heimowitz says:

    At this time of year, I love latkes!

  20. Barbara Heimowitz says:

    I “liked” both you and Zabar’s on FB!

  21. sue says:

    Love your blog and love Zabars

  22. Helen Katz says:

    For Passover my favorite recipe is my Mom’s fried matzoh Balls…for Chanukah a recipe from an Israeli friend for Sufganiyot (jelly donuts).

  23. Pat R says:

    I LOVE mountain cookies………yummmm

  24. Pat R says:

    I like Zabar’s on FB

  25. Pat R says:

    I forgot to mention I already like you on FB

  26. sherry says:

    My favorite holiday food is Chicken Soup, and my mom’s strudel! I am really enjoying your recipes!

  27. Tammy says:

    Loooove potato latkes…..

  28. Marcia says:

    I’ve only got two minutes so…my favorite holiday food would have to be Latkes that my brother-in-law z’l used to make.

  29. Jen L says:

    Oh, there are so many awesome holiday foods! How to choose!
    I like you on Facebook and also Zabar’s

  30. momgateway says:

    We love latkes and brisket!

  31. Beth says:

    My favorite holiday treat is my Grandmother’s Mandela broit! She is 103 years old and we still make them together!

  32. Jennifer says:

    My favorite holiday food is anything my mother makes!! Especially her homemade rolls. I like shiska on Facebook

  33. Jennifer says:

    I like my Mother’s homemade rolls they make the holidays for me!!

    I also like shiska on facebook

  34. Lee says:

    Must have latkas we are trying sweet potato this year something new.

  35. Lee says:

    Like Zabar’s on facebook I miss them in FL

  36. Lee says:

    Like the Shiska on facebook

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