Who doesn’t love the holidays? They’re the perfect excuse to stuff your face with tasty treats!
And since Purim begins at sundown Monday, March 6th it only makes sense to kick off the celebration with some hamantaschen!
Hamantaschen are triangle-shaped cookies, usually filled with fruit preserves, poppy seeds, even savory fillings. They are a Purim tradition resembling Haman’s tri-cornered hat, and a delicious tradition at that! So, here are the 15 best bakeries to get hamantaschen across NYC.
1. Orwasher’s Bakery, Upper East Side
Pre-order for pick up or delivery at all of their locations so you can get your hamantaschen just in time for Purim! Founded all the way back in 1916, this bakery is sure to deliver on tradition and taste.
Where: 308 E 78th St, New York
2. Breads Bakery, Various Locations
Known for their show stopping chocolate babka, Breads Bakery also whips up mouthwatering batches of hamantaschen. Order yours sweet with apple, chocolate, poppy, apricot or savory with their pizza hamantaschen made with mozzarella, parmesan and walnut pesto.
Where: Various Locations
3. Michaeli Bakery, Lower East Side
From chocolate to halva, you’ll want to try them all at Michaeli Bakery. Head over quick though, because these babies sell out fast!
Where: 115A Division St, New York
4. Modern Bread & Bagel, Upper West Side
For those who normally can’t partake in the delicious holiday tradition due to gluten-intolerance, Modern Bread & Bagel has the solution for you. Their gluten-free hamantaschen have previously come in flavors like blueberry cheesecake, raspberry, Nutella, or orange filled.
5. Russ & Daughters, Lower East Side
Russ & Daughters never disappoints, so it’s no surprise that their hamantaschen is as good as their lox and bagels. This year, they are teaming up with Hamantaschen for Ukraine once again to benefit the Ukrainian Crisis Fund. Flavors like raspberry, poppy, apricot and prune will be available from Monday, March 6th through Tuesday, March 7th.
Where: 179 E Houston St, New York
6. Seed + Mill, Chelsea
Indulge in chocolate-tahini dough with sour cherry jam & pistachio halva frangipane thanks to Seed + Mill’s HalvaTaschen collab with Sifted. You can place your order online and pick up at Seed + Mill’s Chelsea Market location.
Where: 409 W 15th St, New York
7. Sander’s Bakery, Williamsburg
This Brooklyn bakery offers some of the most sensational kosher treats. It’ll be impossible to leave with just one!
Where: 159 Lee Ave, Brooklyn
8. Butterfield Market, UES
This 3rd generation, family-owned market is selling absolutely delightful filled hamantaschen!
Where: 1114 Lexington Ave, New York
9. Issac’s Bake Shop, Midwood
This unbeatable bake shop has incredible pastries which makes their hamantaschen a must-try!
Where: 1419 Avenue J, Brooklyn
10. William Greenberg Desserts, Upper East Side
These hamantaschen are baked extra buttery with raspberry, halva, and chocolate filling. They even make a yeast variation with cheese, poppy, prune, or cherry filling. Order by the individual or in a gift tin!
Where: 1100 Madison Ave, New York
11. Silver Moon Bakery, Upper West Side
Order a batch of six to satsify your hamantaschen craving from Silver Moon Bakery with previously sold flavors such as raspberry, poppy seed, and apricot!
Where: 2740 Broadway, New York
12. Green’s Bakery, Bedford Stuyvesant
Baked fresh in Brooklyn, order online to try from their 8 hamantaschen fillings including apricot, blueberry, chocolate chip, mango, poppy, prune, raspberry, and strawberry. Explore all of their hamantaschen options here.
Where: 65 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn
13. Moonrise Bakehouse, Sunset Park
This spot is a must visit bakery in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood for all of your cravings.
Where: 906 40th St, Brooklyn
14. Peck’s Food, Clinton Hill
Another Brooklyn bakery to add to your list, Peck’s Food is selling poppy, apricot, and raspberry hamantaschen individually, half dozen or by the dozen.
Where: 455A Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn
15. Bonelle Pastry Shop, Forest Hills
Choose from apricot, prune and raspberry. Either way, you’ll be delighted by every bite.
Where: 10830 Ascan Ave, Queens