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Dec 3, 2009 09:31 AM

Sufganiot (aka jelly donuts) in WDC?

Where can I buy for Hanukkah? In a panic. Thanks!

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  1. KosherMart in Rockville seems to have imports for $1.25 each. My local bakery, Goldman's Kosher in Pikesville has fresh-baked for 50 cents in Jelly, Custard, Caramel, Marshmallow etc.

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      1. re: BEmama

        Northwest of downtown Baltimore. Not in WDC, but then again neither is Rockville. Pikesville has a strong concentration of Kosher establishments. Search this board for more details. Good luck!

    1. The ones from Kosher Mart are pretty good, a coworker brought them in last year.

      1. Last Hanukkah, my husband and I were visiting Jerusalem. After eating dinner at a restaurant the first night of Hanukkah, l asked the waiter where I could find a good local bakery so we could buy some sufganiot. His response was to bring us a plate with two jelly donuts on it. On both taste and appearance, I couldn't detect any difference between an official Jerusalem sufganiot and the jelly donuts that are widely available in the US at any place like Krispy Kreme or Dunkin. If you're not inclined to travel to Rockville or Pikesville and if you don't require a kosher product, you'll do just fine with a good "ordinary" jelly donut.

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        1. re: Indy 67

          Thanks, Indy. This has always been my view too-- we actually get the jelly munchkins from DD -- but it's good to know I am not alone (although my hebrew is no longer good enough to remember the singular of sufganiot-- sufganiyah?).

          1. re: Doh

            I think sufganiot is the plural. I knot tallit is the singular and tallitot is the plural so I'm assuming sufganiot is the plural.

            What is a jelly munchkin? Dunkin Donut's name for the generic donut holes?

            1. re: Indy 67

              Yep. Something about the proportions seems to work better with donut holes.

        2. If you require kosher, I think tastiest in the area are from the Pastry Oven in Wheaton.
          Other options are KosherMart in Rockville and Shalom's Kosher in Wheaton. Breadsmith of Rockville (which is in Potomac) is a recently opened bakery and my guess is that they will also have. Also, the Krispy Kreme in Dupont Circle is kosher so you could just pick up jelly donuts from them.
          To forewarn you, my guess is that , except for Krispy Kreme, these will all be in the $1.25 + range.