Where Can I Buy Hamantaschen in DC?

by Andrea Deck / February 17, 2021

So you want to celebrate Purim, but you’re home and social distancing. Oddly enough, Purim can be the perfect holiday for social distancing! In a community of “scattered” people, the practice of Mishloah Manot – giving gift baskets of sweets and wine to help others in the community celebrate the holiday with a festive meal, even from afar – became common practice. So in a year that’s decidedly ‘scattered’ in all senses of the word, here’s a quick rundown of where to buy hamantaschen in DC.

The definitive DC listicle of Hamantaschen: (ICYW: A hamantaschen is a three cornered cookie filled with something sweet – often jam – and named after Haman, the villain of the Purim story.)

Sunflower Bakery

  • This is the best of many worlds – they have a beautiful mission, make world-class kosher hamantaschen, and even offer pre-packaged Mishloah Manot boxes for $8! Pickup is available for pre-orders at their Rockville location.

Baked by Yael

  • The Woodley Park bakery offers a nut-free location directly across from the Zoo filled with tasty treats – including huge hamantaschen! Averaging about 3” across, they come in a variety of fillings, and they’re even offering a class with pick up ingredients on February 22.

Call Your Mother

  • Call Your Mother is offering TWO hamantaschen flavors this year which have yet to be announced (they will be on February 18th, so it just depends when you’re reading this article…) and there is much excitement for the pink building’s treats. Let’s be honest, when owners chef Daniela Moreira and Andrew Dana, along with partner Jeff Zients, do anything – like the Rabbi-Shira-bagel-sandwich or black and white donuts, they’re really good. Even President Biden gets in on this action.


  • The (James Beard nominated!) Mark Furstenburg is obviously whipping up some amazing hamantaschen. This DC staple is known for packed-to-the-brim fillings, and this year is offering two flavors: Poppy & Prune, and Apricot. They offer curbside and delivery through a number of services.

Heidelberg Bakery

  • NoVa folks, if you have not been to this bakery, it’s time to make the schlep. This delicious European-inspired bakery offers a great crumb, and a buttery-tasting, delicious cookie.

Wagshal’s Market

  • This market is known to have Hamantashen year round! They usually have a number of flavors, and offer delivery through a number of the usual suspects. It’s the only one on the list I haven’t eaten, but I’ve heard it’s a reliable, solid cookie.

La Caprice DC

  • While their website may be under some cookie construction, La Caprice is known to offer their jam-filled hamantaschen year-round for your eating pleasure. A steadfast option, you can’t go wrong with La Caprice.


  • If you’re feeling a hankering for a traditional NYC treat, Zabar’s offers shipping of traditional, kosher, tasty hamantaschen and other treats. Their Purim boxes are shipping shortly, so if you have your heart set on these sprinkled, dipped, and otherwise amazing treats, order soon. 


  • Tatte’s Tel Aviv native pastry chef is once again whipping up show-stopping hamantaschen in their DC location — both nutella and jam filled.

Bagel City…not this year *sigh* 

  • A fond farewell to Bagel City in Rockville, who shut their doors during COVID. You will be missed.

P.S. Know a spot where you can buy hamantaschen not mentioned? Comment below!


About the Author: Andrea Deck is a DC native who currently works with HoneymoonIsrael, helping to make the Jewish community more accessible to couples around the DMV. She also loves to connect to the incredible and diverse community of Jewish women in the DMV through organizations like Svivah and JWI. In her “down” time, she lives with her husband in Adams Morgan and loves coffee, knitting, and everything DC.


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