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. I’m really craving a chocolate babka; I hope the Shiksa sends me one! My favorite holiday dessert are the crescents my mom made – buttery and yummy!

  2. Wow, this is a toughy. I like different holiday foods on different yom tovim. My favorite Chanukah food has got to be latkes but I have many memories of eating rugelach with my family as well.

  3. I absolutely love Stollen stuffed with almond paste and warmed in the oven. Then spread just a little dab (big slab, LOL) of butter and let it melt in. OMG!

    Already liked Shiksa on FB!!!! Just liked Zabar’s on FB too!

  4. My favorite holiday treat is my late mother’s Hawai’ian Honey Cake. I was fortunate enough to have received the recipe from her before she passed from this world. Why Hawai’ian? It is laced with pineapple. I would be willing to share the recipe.

  5. My favorite treat is Rainbow Cookies. I grew up with these being sold at the bakery down the block. Now I need to travel to Los Angeles to get them or make them myself.

  6. strangly enough i like chex party mix that seems to have always been around at my house during the holidays,also i like Zabars & the Shiksa on facebook

  7. There are a lot of favorite holiday foods, some I have been eating all my life. Potato Latkes with applesauce. Sweet potato souffle with pecan topping. Lefse rolled up with brown sugar and butter inside and heated in the oven. Stuffing eggs( left over stuffing in an egg omelet). Like the Shiska, and now like Zabar’s. Happy Holidays and good eatin …

  8. If it’s Chanukah then my favorite food is latkes – all kinds. Although I also make eggrolls for the holiday – it’s the oil thing.

    I already like The Shiksa and Zabars on FB.

  9. Potato latkas by far! (missing my Nana’s, they were THE BEST!)
    I have always liked Zabar’s and The Shiksa on FB, way before this contest!!!

  10. GREAT give away!!

    Creamed onions! We always make them for Thanksgiving and I remember how good they are and make them all December til I get sick of them and put them away until next Thanksgiving.

    And I like shiksa and Zabars on Facebook.

  11. This is difficult, I guess my favorite holiday treat would be my bourbon balls. For a savory dish it would be my mother’s rolls.
    I liked both pages on facebook.

  12. I love this website with such unique recipes and show n’ tell.
    I love sweet potato pie, bread pudding, & cinnamon rolls during the holidays. I’d like the recipe for Sweet potato casserole with marshmallows. sounds yummy.

  13. My favorite holiday food? Latkes!!! My best friend makes them with salmon and they are DELICIOUS!!!
    I’m also a fan of both Zabar’s and The Shiksa in the Kitchen on facebook.

  14. My favorite Holiday food is a Raspberry Rugelach. I am so excited to be entering this contest as we don’t have anything like Zabar’s in Y-Town. I’ve liked both pages (already a liker on The Shiksa). This Crate would make our Holiday complete.

  15. My favorite holiday food. . .depends on the holiday you are talking about! Hanukkah has to be latkes with applesauce and sour cream. The latkes have to be salty and crispy! High holidays is my Nana’s Honey Cake recipe! The best recipe ever. Although my kugel comes in a close second. Pesach has to be my matzo brie. Those babka in the picture – I would break my diet for a taste!

  16. My grandmother would always make Buñuelos this time of the year, they are amazing!!! :) Now its my turn to make them this year.

    I also liked both Zabar’s and the Shiksa on Facebook! :)


  17. My favorite holiday food is my mom’s twice baked potatoes. She only makes them for the holidays, so I spend all year looking forward to them!

  18. I definitely like Zabar’s and the Shiksa Goddess on Facebook!

    Anything involving warm cinnamon is a bonus holiday food for me! (rugelach!)

  19. Already ‘liked’ both the Shiksa and Zabar’s!

    This is perfect, I love Rugelach, but my husband LOVES Babka. He has requested it for every holiday gathering, even as his birthday cake! This would be such a treat!
    Thank you so much,
    Andrea Weiss

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