Celebrate Rosh Hashanah With Traditional Eats Thanks To These Bakeries 

BY Blog Editor

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 Jewish food institutions near your Wray apartment can help you do just that. 

Baked by Yael, located at 3000 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C. which is 10 minutes from your Wray apartment, is an iconic pink-and-white bakery that’s known for its sweet and savory goods, colorful cake pops and hand-rolled bagels. 

Baked by Yael is a nut-free bakery with two kosher certifications. It was opened by a woman named Yael, who left her corporate law job of eight years to fulfill her dream of owning her own business and bakery. 

Firehook Bakery, located at 1909 Q St NW, Washington, D.C. which is 10 minutes from your 1331 Maryland apartment, is a bakery offering artisanal breads and rolls, plus pastries, cookies and cupcakes, light fare and coffee.

Anthropologists discovered that the first bakers put dough in clay pots to bake in a firepit. The bakers used a hook-shaped tool to pull the clay pots out of the fire. So in 1992, the owners of Firehook thought naming the bakery as such would be just right to guide their mission of baking authentic breads!

Baked by Yael

3000 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20008

(202) 234-9235

Firehook Bakery

1909 Q St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

(202) 588-9296

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