Who doesn’t love holidays? They’re the perfect excuse to stuff your face with tasty treats!
And since Purim begins at sundown Thursday (2/25) 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 12 best bakeries to get hamantaschen across NYC.
1. Orwasher’s Bakery, UES
Available in-store or for delivery, you can pre-order 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 delivers on their hamantaschen. Order yours sweet with apple, chocolate, poppy and halva or savory with their pizza hamantaschen made with mozzarella, parmesan and walnut pesto.
Where: Various Locations
3. Erica’s Rugelach & Baking Co, Greenwood Heights
Erica’s Rugelach & Baking Co. has been bringing delectably fresh pastries to Brooklyn since 1989. The bakery is offering incredible apricot, prune, and raspberry hamantaschen for Purim this year!
Where: 785 5th Ave, Brooklyn
4. Dagon, UWS
Get a complimentary to-go bag of hamantaschen when you eat at Dagon this Thursday (2/25) or Friday (2/26). The bags will be given to every dining party and include poppy, chocolate, and strawberry jam filled hamantaschen!
Where: 2454 Broadway, New York
5. Russ & Daughters, LES
Russ & Daughters never disappoints, so it’s no surprise that their hamantaschen is as good as their lox and bagels.
Where: 179 E Houston St, New York
6. Kirsh Bakery & Kitchen, UWS
With delivery, indoor & outdoor dining, Kirsh Bakery & Kitchen serves up breakfast, lunch, and dinner. So whether you’re dining in or taking out make sure to add some hamantaschen to your order!
Where: 551 Amsterdam Ave, 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 Gastronome Bakery’s absolutely delightful apricot, raspberry, and nutella-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, UES
These hamantaschen are baked extra buttery with prune, apricot, cherry, or poppyseed 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, UWS
These fillings are sure to satsify your hamantaschen craving with raspberry, poppy seed, and currant walnut fillings!
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.
Where: 65 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn
featured image source: Facebook/ Breads Bakery