Challah is a shabbat favorite in Jewish homes, but many people enjoy the slightly sweet, braided egg bread with dinner or for breakfast as french toast or with jam. Here are some of our favorite local bakeries where you can find this delicious traditional bread.
Tall Grass Bakery
5907 24th Ave NW,
Seattle, WA 98107
The Tall Grass Bakery began in 1998 as a small operation participating in farmer’s markets and CSA programs. In 2000, the bakery moved to its current production and retail location in Ballard. All of Tall Grass Bakery’s breads are organic and hand-formed by a small and professional crew. They use the highest quality ingredients available, and work hard to develop unique, flavorful and wholesome products. Every Friday, their Challah is baked fresh and ready to go. Plain and raisin are available. Stop in – their friendly staff will be more than willing to help you.
Grand Central Bakery
214 1st Ave S
Grand Central is a locally owned artisan bakery. The first Grand Central was opened in 1989 by Gwenyth Bassetti, and its still a family business, with three locations in Seattle, and several more in the Portland area. On Fridays, their fresh Challah is a rich, honey-sweetened loaf that is perfect for breakfast.
3016 78th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Using traditional European methods, every morning Stopsky’s makes freshly-baked breads and pastries. All their baked goods are made with fresh, local ingredients from the Pacific Northwest. Stopsky’s is among a very few delicatessens who actually do all their own baking and one of the few places where you can find bagels made by hand—not by a machine in a factory. Fridays you can pick up their “traditional, with a twist” challah.
7001 35th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115
The Grateful bread is an independent bakery and cafe that has been serving Wedgwood since 1996. Grateful Bread continues to serve and thrive as an independant community based bakery and café. Their challah, a traditional braided sweet egg bread, is available every Friday.
2001 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
Tom Douglas’ Dahlia Bakery makes artisan breads and treats in small batches, freshly made each day. Fridays their traditional challah is available in plain, sesame and poppy varieties.