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. 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. :)

  2. 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!

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

  4. 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.

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

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