From Sept. 25 through Sept. 27, one of Judaism’s holiest times will be celebrated when the Jewish New Year – Rosh Hashanah – falls on the calendar. During the two-day event, those who practice love to indulge in sweet foods that will hopefully attract a sweet coming year.
If you’re heading to a Rosh Hashanah celebration, you’ll likely find items like challah (bread shaped into spirals), honey cake and more on the table. Want to join in with traditional eats? These bakeries offering Jewish items near your RESA apartment can help you do just that.
Bread Alley, located at 1250 5th St NE, Washington, D.C. which is only a five minute drive from your RESA apartment ensuring you’ll be the first in line, started as a passion project to make the perfect baguette in Le Diplomate’s kitchen. It evolved into an exceptional operation where six expert bakers begin their day at 3:30 a.m. and churn out hundreds of baguettes, challah bread, naturally-leavened boules and a multitude of specialty breads including hamburger buns, buttery brioche and fruit and nut breads.
A microshop showcasing the magical marriage of heirloom whole-wheat flour, a living levain starter, water and a selective list of exceptional ingredients, Bread Alley is a diminutive 100 square foot shop that features shelves of signature breads.
Seylou Bakery, located at 926 N St NW Suite A, Washington, D.C. which is a quick and easy 10 minute journey from home, is a minimalist bakery for artisan breads and pastries made from locally grown grains, plus coffee and teas.
Jonathan and Jessica, a husband-and-wife duo, started Seylou in 2017. Jonathan’s extensive study and work at the Washington State University Bread Lab prepared him to open a whole grain, locally-sourced fresh milled sourdough bakery on the East Coast closer to their families.
1250 5th St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
926 N St NW Suite A, Washington, D.C. 20001