Try These Jewish Desserts for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur in Westchester

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In honor of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, stock up on tasty treats with deep meaning at these Westchester bakeries.

Fall is a season of change with back-to-school and cozy sweater-weather vibes, but in Jewish households, autumn is also a time of gathering, reflection, and celebration around family tables and traditional foods. The Jewish High Holidays are marked by traditional meals on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Collectively, these holidays mark the spiritual highlight of the year, with foods that bear deep meaning — from honey for a sweet new year to fruit for blessings and increased merits and more.

Whether you’re hosting or want to pick up something extra special as a host gift, here’s where to shop for delicious Jewish baked goods in Westchester.

The Bakehouse

2 Depot Plz, Tarrytown; 914.366.7420
660 Saw Mill River Rd, Ardsley; 914.693.9758

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The Bakehouse’s classic apple pie made with Granny Smith apples is a must for the holiday table. Orders for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur can be placed online, preferably by September 13. Coconut macaroons will be available starting September 14. Pick-ups are available at both the Ardsley and Tarrytown locations. (Pro tip: If you pick up at The Bakehouse of Tarrytown, be sure to grab a Coffee Labs cappuccino served in store.)


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By the Way Bakery

574 Warburton Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson; 914.478.0555

Aside from being a delicious sweet baked goods destination, By the Way Bakery is a completely gluten-free, dairy-free, certified kosher pareve establishment. High Holiday offerings include the Shana Tova Layer Cake, Safta’s Seven Layer Cake, traditional honey cake, rugelach, and gluten-free challah. Rosh Hashanah orders should be placed by September 10, and orders for Yom Kippur should be placed by September 19.


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Scarsdale Pastry Center

1487 Weaver St, Scarsdale; 914.723.6722

Established in 1979, The Scarsdale Pastry Center is a neighborhood favorite with extensive High Holiday offerings when it comes to Jewish desserts. Baked goods include chocolate apple meltaway coffee cakes, rugelach, honey buns, honey cake, nut cake, and an assortment of fruit tarts. Gluten-free holiday offerings include a peach pound cake ring, chocolate pound cake, and assorted muffins. Orders should be placed in advance.

Susan Lawrence Gourmet Foods

26 N Greeley Ave, Chappaqua; 914.238.8833

Susan Lawrence is a treat no matter the time of year and, as in years past, the shop is offering a full menu for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Sweet highlights include chocolate espresso torte, apple pie, rugelach, chocolate or cinnamon babka, macarons, honey cake loaf, and more. Rosh Hashanah orders should be placed online by September 14 at 4 p.m., while Yom Kippur orders should be placed online by September 21.

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White Plains Bake Shoppe

466 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains; 914.997.8179

White Plains Bake Shoppe has been a holiday staple since the ’90s, and its standout assortment of round challahs include poppy, sesame, raisin, or a dozen challah rolls. For a special treat, try a crowd favorite: Sarah Bernhardt cookies. The bakery is kosher, under Rabbinical supervision, and produces both dairy and pareve goods. High Holiday orders for Jewish desserts should be placed by phone by September 10.

Related: Where to Eat for Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur in Westchester

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