Sufganiot (aka jelly donuts) in WDC?
Where can I buy for Hanukkah? In a panic. Thanks!
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.
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.