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Hamentaschen in D.C.?

Deborah R. Feb 27, 2012 10:14 AM

Can anybody recommend a source of good ones? A place that makes their own would be ideal, but would also be interested in knowing some recommend brands of prepackaged ones.

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    dining with doc Feb 27, 2012 10:23 AM

    Kosher Mart in rockville as well as Shalom Kosher Market in Wheaton both have them

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      nickdanger Feb 27, 2012 12:02 PM

      Trader Joes, Whole Foods, Giant would all have them near Purim

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        Jeserf Feb 28, 2012 04:37 PM

        Shalom Market. We got married on Purim last year and their hamantaschen were our favors - they were yummy.

        Goldman's Kosher Bakery is where I would go, though, to get them if distance (within reason) weren't an issue. That place is DELICIOUS.

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          angelvanity Mar 2, 2012 08:17 AM

          This is great! I am not Jewish (just a good Long Island girl!) and I have been dying for Hamentaschen, fresh from a bakery. Going to check out Shalom and Kosher Mart

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            GraydonCarter Mar 3, 2012 05:47 PM

            I went to Kosher Mart today. Idiot.

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              angelvanity Mar 4, 2012 06:12 AM

              Closed, I'm guessing?

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                GraydonCarter Mar 4, 2012 08:22 PM

                Felt like I was in Bergen County on a Sunday.

        2. Bob W Feb 29, 2012 08:44 AM

          Heidelberg Bakery in Arlington has them year round -- even mun!

          Pretty sure Wegmans has them too -- they always have a nice array of baked goods from NYC, such as Green's babka.

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            Jeserf Feb 29, 2012 09:50 AM

            Mun? eewww!

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              Bob W Feb 29, 2012 10:26 AM

              Don't worry, they have prune too!

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                Elyssa Mar 2, 2012 11:28 AM

                What is mun? Haven't even heard of that before.

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                  Jeserf Mar 2, 2012 11:51 AM

                  poppy seed.

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                Milocat1 Feb 29, 2012 10:50 AM

                I love the poppy seed ones..... they are hardest to find.

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                mrsphud Feb 29, 2012 11:20 AM

                Shaloms has the best hamentashen in the area hands down. If you go on-line to a kosher food website buy the ones from either Butterflake, or the five towns.

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                  Deborah R. Feb 29, 2012 02:07 PM

                  Original poster here. Guess I wasn't clear -- when I said D.C., I didn't mean the metropolitan area, I meant within the city limits. Living without a car, it's hard to get to Shalom or Heidelberg.

                  I actually did find some at the little Brookeville market in Cleveland Park that caters to the Adas Israel community. Brand name is Oberland, and they're surprisingly good. The small box contains a mix of strawberry and apricot -- no poppyseed, alas; I agree with Milocat that those are the best.

                  Also just discovered that the District of Columbia Jewish Community Center is holding a hamentaschen baking workshop on Monday. My husband and I are planning to go. Anybody want to join us and make it a party?

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                    dining with doc Feb 29, 2012 04:35 PM

                    Shalom is 2 blocks from wheaton redline metro stop

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                      Jeserf Feb 29, 2012 04:41 PM

                      If you need a lot of them, Shalom's delivers (which they did for my wedding).

                    2. Chocolatechipkt Mar 2, 2012 10:55 AM

                      Breads Unlimited in Bethesda--a few blocks from the metro but not a bad walk--has good ones. My favorites are the poppy seed.

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                        skipper Mar 2, 2012 11:25 AM

                        Although I understand that the op was strictly looking at DC and not the MD suburbs, a place in Montgomery County which has not been mentioned is the Pastry Oven in the Kemp Mill Shopping Center in Silver Spring. I pretty sure, based on past experience, that you can get great Hamentaschen there as well.

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                          Deborah R. Mar 5, 2012 10:21 AM

                          Bethesda Bagels in Dupont (and, I assume, in Bethesda) will have them tomorrow. They say they will offer poppyseed, apple, almond, raspberry and chocolate. Based on the quality of their other products, I have high hopes.

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                            Jeserf Mar 5, 2012 10:29 AM

                            niiice! if only they had cherry! But I should buy some and freeze them so hubby can have some when he's home from AFG in a few days - they were our wedding favor, so obviously have a special place in our hearts!

                            I LOVE Bethesda Bagel. Dangerous to live so closely to it

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                              Deborah R. Mar 5, 2012 11:05 AM

                              Jeserf --

                              Actually, I'm pretty sure they did tell me they had cherry, but I forgot to include it in the list I posted.

                          2. GraydonCarter Mar 6, 2012 10:38 AM

                            I just bought two dozen at Royal Bagel in Germantown.

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                              angelvanity Mar 6, 2012 11:25 AM

                              How are the bagels there? Have yet to find any
                              Impressive ones down here. Actually gave up years ago and just wait until I go up for a visit.

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