REVIEW: Savory Latkes and Sweet Sufganiyot Return to the L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen at the 2021 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen returns to the 2021 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays with the same offerings as last year, though with a menu that includes latkes and jelly doughnuts, we aren’t too disappointed!

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Menu for L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen at the 2021 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

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Food:

  • Pastrami on Rye with House-made Pickles and Deli Mustard – $5.25
  • Smoked Salmon Potato Latke – $5.50
  • Potato Latkes – $4.00
  • Sufganiyot: Mini jelly-filled donuts – $3.50
  • Black and White Cookie – $2.50

Beverages:

  • Shmaltz Brewing Company Hanukkah Beer, Clifton Park, NY (8.0% ABV) – $5.00 (6 oz) / $9.00 (12 oz)
  • Blue Cosmo Cocktail – $11.00

Photos of Menu Items from L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen at the 2021 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Photos of Menu Items for L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Pastrami on Rye with House-made Pickles and Deli Mustard – $5.25

With well-seasoned pastrami and a lovely mustard, this was one of the best sandwiches at the Festival. It came with a great pickle as well. This is highly recommended.

Smoked Salmon Potato Latkes – $5.50

*NEW* Smoked Salmon Potato Latkes – $5.00

The Salmon Latkes are a great deal for the price, considering how much salmon is provided. This latke also has plenty of capers, which surprised us due to it being a higher-price ingredient. The dill sour cream on top adds a nice flavor with the potato and salmon mixed in. Creamy, salty, and with a slight herby kick from the dill, this is a great latke and a great option from the festival overall.

*NEW* Smoked Salmon Potato Latkes – $5.00

Our only complaint about the latkes is that we wish they were a little crispier, but it’s still really good.

Potato Latkes – $4.00

*NEW* Potato Latkes with Sour Cream – $3.75

A salmon-less version for vegetarians, these latkes are are delicious, even though they seem to be made out of mashed potatoes, rather than the traditional shredded potatoes.

*NEW* Potato Latkes with Sour Cream – $3.75

This is the same dill sour cream that was used in the salmon latke. If you’re not a fan of dill flavoring, we recommend you pass on these.

Sufganiyot: Mini Jelly-filled Donuts – $3.50

Sufganiyot: Mini Jelly-filled Donuts – $3.50

We loved these donuts! They are small but fresh and a little bit dense. The jelly is sweet with a touch of tartness but not overly sweet, which is nice.

Sufganiyot: Mini Jelly-filled Donuts – $3.50

The glaze on the donuts is also pretty sweet, but it helps balance out the tart jelly filling.

Black and White Cookie – $2.50

Another cookie on the cookie stroll; this was the worst of the bunch. If you’re not seeking out the final cookie stroll prize, don’t get this.

Shmaltz Brewing Company Hanukkah Beer, Clifton Park, NY (8.0% ABV) – $5.00 (6 oz) / $9.00 (12 oz)

According to Schmaltz Brewing Company, their Hanukkah beer, known as Golden Jelly Doughnut Pastry Ale, is “brewed with raspberry and cherry,” and fittingly for Hanukkah, is also “brewed with 8 malts and 8 hops.”

Blue Cosmo Cocktail – $11.00

This cocktail tasted like twenty packets of sugar dumped into a glass of Powerade. Skip it, for sure.

Location of L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen at the 2021 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen is located on World Showcase Promenade between the Morocco and France Pavilions. You can find it at number 14 on the map below.

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  1. I will definitely be skipping the Black and White Cookie as well, but unless this has changed from previous years, you don’t need to purchase 1 of each cookie on the stroll. You used to be able to get multiples of the same cookie(s), as long as you purchased 5 in total, and were still eligible to get the completer cookie for free.

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