And since Purim begins at sundown Wednesday (3/16) 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 14 best bakeries to get hamantaschen across NYC.
1. Orwasher’s Bakery, Upper East Side
Available in-store or online for pre-order at both the UWS and UES locations, 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, Union Square
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. Available now for pickup or local delivery through March 20.
Where: Various Locations
3. Michaeli Bakery, Lower East Side
From apple, plum, 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 come 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 as well and donating all the proceeds made from hamantaschen sales between 3/14-3/15 to Polish Humanitarian Action to aid Ukrainian refugees at the Polish border.
Where: 179 E Houston St, New York
6. Seed + Mill, Chelsea
Indulge in Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Halva & Fig Jam hamantaschen thanks to Seed + Mill’s HalvaTaschen collab with Sami & Susu. You can place your order online and pick it up March 16 at Sami & Susu on the Lower East side or 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 poppy, apricot, and raspberry-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 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. They even offer a jumbo hamantaschen that weighs 4.5lbs!
Where: 65 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn
13. Moonrise Bakehouse, Sunset Park
Moonrise Bakehouse is joining efforts with Russ & Daughters and other bakers around the world to aid Ukrainian refugees. 80% of their hamantaschen sales will be donated through Polish Humanitarian Action SOS Ukraine through March 17.
Where: 906 40th St, Brooklyn
14. Peck’s Food, Clinton Hill
Another bakery joining “Hamantashen for Ukriane,” Peck’s Food is selling poppy, apricot, date, and they’ve even teased a “wildcard” filling!
Where: 455A Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn