Jewish Bakery Sampler

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Essen Bakery ships its delicious Jewish baked goods nationwide on Goldbelly! Bring home the whole bakery with Essen’s Jewish Bakery Sampler. This pack contains all of Essen’s most popular treats, including the Philly bakery’s famous Chocolate Halvah Babka, Jewish Apple Cake, and a dozen Chocolate Rugelach.

After years of working in some of America’s most iconic restaurants, Chef Tova du Plessis decided to go back to her roots when she opened her first bakery in Philadelphia in 2016. Her food reflects her Jewish heritage while being heavily influenced by her technical training. Essen Bakery is a cozy neighborhood bakery with a big reputation, including du Plessis’ 4 consecutive James Beard Award nominations and Starchefs Rising Star award in 2019. Everything is baked from scratch daily, including challah, babka, bagels, and buttery pastries.

More Details

This package serves 20 people and includes:

  • 1 Chocolate Halva Babka (each 2 lbs.)
  • 1 Jewish Apple Cake (each 2.5 lbs.)
  • 12 Chocolate Rugelach (each 1 oz.)
  • Each Babka is approximately 9" long, 3" wide
  • Each Apple Cake is approximately 8" in diameter, 3" tall
  • Each Chocolate Rugelach is approximately 2" long, 1" wide


Jewish Apple Cake – Eggs, flour, apple, canola oil, sugar, salt, vanilla, orange juice, cinnamon.
Chocolate Halva Babka – Yeast, milk, eggs, flour, butter, sugar, salt, lemon zest, vanilla, chocolate, cinnamon, and halva (sesame confection).
Chocolate Rugelach – Yeast, milk, sour cream, eggs, flour, butter, sugar, salt, lemon zest, vanilla, chocolate, and cinnamon.
Made in a facility that uses nuts and dairy.

Instructions / Storage

  • Upon arrival, enjoy baked goods immediately or store in fridge.
  • Baked goods can be stored in the fridge for 5 days or in the freezer for 1 month.
  • Baked goods can be served at room temperature or warmed

To serve

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Remove packaging and place baked goods on a baking sheet
  • Heat for 5 minutes and remove from the oven
  • Allow to rest for 15 minutes
  • Enjoy!
Download Storage and Prep Instructions

Shipping Details

  • Essen Bakery ships Monday – Wednesday of each week
  • Orders cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes
  • Orders shipped to Alaska and Hawaii via 2-day will incur an additional $20 charge or $35 for Overnight Shipping. Sorry guys!
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