The 5 Best Challahs in NYC


So, you’re doing Shabbat and you need a challah. But not all challahs are created equal. Any veteran challah baker knows that there are doughy challahs, eggy challahs, fluffy water challahs, dense multigrain challahs, and they come coated, sprinkled, and stuffed with everything ranging from sesame seeds to chocolate bars. They can be gluten-free, vegan, or even dairy.

The great news is that, if you live in New York, a great challah is within reach. Many of our favorite challah picks are available at markets all over the city. So without further ado, here is your official Kveller guide to the most exquisite loaves of challah in New York City.

1. Zomick’s
2. Breads
3. Hot Bread Kitchen

4. Las Delicias
Created by Deborah Brenner from Argentina, Las Delicias adds a decadent twist to the classic challah. Every bite of their baked goods is designed for pleasure. Their delicious pan-baked round challahs come in a variety of flavors like chocolate, cinnamon, pearl sugar, and mix seeds. Here is a list of supermarkets in and around New York where you can find their products.
Kosher certified: Yes

5. Challah Fairy