There are several options that qualify as the best spots for challah bread in Detroit and nearby. What better time to explore these bakeries than the High Holidays, beginning with Rosh Hashanah? In case you missed it, Detroitisit provided a guide for celebrating Rosh Hashanah, but traditional foods are also important to know!
Challah is typically eaten on ceremonial occasions such as Shabbat and major Jewish holidays (other than Passover). Bakeries in Detroit have their own unique twist on this special bread made of dough, where a small portion is set aside for an offering in ritualistic terms.
Whether you like your challah sliced at the ready, a whole loaf to cut yourself, round challah bread (symbolizing the circle of life), or any other fancy twist/shape (even a heart!), you can explore recipes and/or buy the best Challah bread in Detroit and nearby.
Detroitisit rounded up a list of bakeries to find challah bread in Detroit and Metro Detroit to ensure that everyone has a sweet start to the new year.
DAKOTA BREAD COMPANY
Best known for fresh-baked & braided loaves of challah, you can trust the Dakota Bread Company. After all, it’s been a regional go-to for challah for traditional Shabbat meals. Try their delicious Apple Challah. Metro Detroiters have remained loyal to this award-winning bakery. It’s a great spot for gift baskets and sweet trays! Click HERE to view their website.
Location: 6879 Orchard Lake Rd., West Bloomfield
Babo Detroit is an homage to owner Kris Lelcaj’s father, “babo” (slang for “dad” in Albanian) is a gourmet, all-day diner in Midtown Detroit. If you’re looking for comfort food this Rosh Hashanah, then Babo will help satisfy you with the familiar as well as surprise you with their creativity! Have you tried their thick-cut challah french toast, fresh berries, powdered sugar, and whipped cream? Click HERE to view their website.
Location: 15 Kirby St E. Detroit
You know this next place is a hot spot when it has multiple locations that everyone loves. Local Detroiters can appreciate a visit to Detroit Street in Ann Arbor for a taste of Zingerman’s kitchen. Order placements & pickups will be happening this Rosh Hashanah week! This is the place to be for your gift-boxing needs this High Holiday season. You’ll get the classics like challah, honey, apples, currant, and walnut rugelach cookie boxes for $28. Their Rosh Hashanah menu also consists of challah, chocolate or apple & walnut babka, brisket dinners, matzo project crackers, and more. Click HERE to view their website.
Location: 422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor
AVALON INTERNATIONAL BREAD
Start this season off on a sweet note with baked goods. Avalon International Breads bakery offers artisan baked goods made with 100% organic flour in the heart of Detroit (1049 Woodward). Place your orders online HERE for challah, sandwiches, croissants, cookies, and more. This is also a popular spot to buy baked goods all year for anyone in the Detroit community. Click HERE to view their website.
Location: 4731 Bellevue St., Detroit
This list of the best Challah bread in Detroit wouldn’t be complete without a shoutout to Shatila Bakery in Dearborn is the latest hotspot in the area, located at 14300 W Warren Ave, Dearborn. This Lebanese, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern bakery is Halal and is making itself known as number one! If you’re simply looking for your sweet fix, then this is your go-to.
Location: 14300 W Warren Ave, Dearborn
ON THE RISE BAKERY
The best Challah bread in Detroit and beyond are even better when the baked goods are made with love. Check out On The Rise Bakery at their newest location inside the Solanus Casey Center. It may not be your favorite place for Challah bread, but it certainly is a place to feel like you’re a part of the renewal of others’ lives! This program of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen has bakers who have recently been released from prison or have completed a Substance Use Disorder treatment program. Metro Detroiters continue to support this cause. For more information, click HERE to view their website.
Location: 1780 Mt Elliott St., Detroit
GIVE THANKS BAKERY
Get to know Give Thanks Bakery this Rosh Hashanah 2023 in Detroit. You can expect to see Shabbat Challah on their menu, which is offered Friday and Saturday. “Michigan’s Premier European Artisan Bakery” serves Authentic Jewish braided egg bread; delicate with soft texture. Natural wheat flour, purified water, eggs, olive oil, sea salt, yeast. Their bakery menu also offers plenty of breads, croissants, morning pastries, coffee & tea, and cakes & tortes. Click HERE to view their website.
Location: 3800 Woodward Ave, Detroit
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