Best Local Foods for Rosh Hashana

It’s the eve of the Jewish New Year, time for eating crisp apples dipped in honey, turban challah and all of Bubby’s best recipes. Here are some things you can pick up around Puget Sound to make your family meal a little easier, but just as delicious.

On the eve of the Jewish New Year, Seattle’s Voracious blogger Hanna Raskin asked the Washington Apple Commission about the best apples for dipping in honey to celebrate. What she found? Although Granny Smith and Braeburn with their tartness can handle the sticky-sweet of honey, the most prolific apple in season from Washington right now is the Gala.

Stopsky’s Delicatessen on Mercer Island will be closed on Thursday to observe Rosh Hashana, but today until close you can pick up many of their specialty items: Salata Lubiya – a Sephardic Black-Eyed Pea Salad; Carrot and Sweet Potato Tzimmes; Spicy Moroccan Glazed Carrots; in house-made Gefilte Fish; and Brazed Lamb Shoulder with Apricot, Almonds and Dates.

Stopsky’s Deli
3016 78th Ave. SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040

Grand Central Bakery with locations in Pioneer Square, Eastlake, Burien and in local groceries, you’ll want to pop in and pick up some of their special turban challah to celebrate.

Grand Central Bakery
1616 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102

Pop by Grateful Bread Café and Bakery is also a fabulous placefor fresh baked challah.

Grateful Bread
7001 35th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115

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