What is Passover? Passover, also known as Pesach, is a Jewish holiday commemorating the liberation of Jews from slavery by God over 3,000 years ago. Passover is a celebration spanning seven or sometimes eight days. Passover meals feature the following food items: matzo or matzah bread or unleavened bread: matzo kugel, a pastry made with matzo instead of noodles; gefilte fish; chicken soup with matzah balls; chrain, a horseradish and beet relish; and Passover desserts. Traditional and tasty Passover desserts can be found in these Baltimore Kosher bakeries.

(credit: sevenmilemarket.com)

(credit: sevenmilemarket.com)

Seven Mile Market
201 Reisterstown Rd.
Pikesville, MD 21208
(410) 486-4407

Seven Mile Market is known locally as the “Supermarket with the Largest Selection of Kosher Products.” Seven Mile Market recently expanded to include the following new departments: Florist, Natural Foods, Optical Center, Pharmacy and Salad Bar. Recently expanded departments at Seven Mile Market include the bakery, fish, general merchandise and health and beauty aids. Seven Mile Market is your one-stop shop for foods for Jewish holidays, celebrations and high holidays including Shabbos, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, Rosh Hashonah, Yom Kippur, Sukkos, Chanukah and Passover.

Max’s Cafe And Catering
2319 University Blvd. West
Wheaton, MD 20902
(301) 949-6297

Operated under the supervision of the Rabbinical Council of Greater Washington, Max’s Cafe and Catering is “one of the only places to get 3/4-lb over stuffed deli sandwiches.” Open since 1994, Max’s Cafe and Catering proudly serves the Kosher community of Washington, D.C., and nearby Baltimore, Maryland. Max’s Cafe and Catering has a variety of Shalom Platters for events and celebrations including the Continental Breakfast Plate, the Mini Danish Platter, Parve Doughnuts, Cookies Galore Platter and 6″ Parve Cheesecakes.

Shalom Kosher 
1361 Lamberton Dr.
Silver Spring, MD 20902
(301) 946-6500

Shalom Kosher is operated under the supervision of the Rabbinical Council of Greater Washington. Open Sunday through Friday, Shalom Kosher is closed on Saturday or the Sabbath. Shalom Kosher has over 25,000 products in stock. In addition to the in-store lactose-free bakery, there is also a new gluten-free section and a full-service meat department. All Shalom Kosher bakery items are non-dairy (parve), which means all bakery items are lactose free. Each day, the Shalom Kosher bakers make fresh challah, rye bread, other breads, cookies, cakes and pastries.

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The Kosher Pastry Oven
1372 Lamberton Dr.
Silver Spring, MD 20902
(301) 592-8844

The Kosher Pastry Oven is known as “the Greater Washington area’s premier full service Kosher bakery, cafe, dinner and special events catering establishment.” Every non-dairy/parve dessert is created in-house by their master French pastry chef. Bakery items can be purchased at the Kosher Pastry Oven or online. Bakery items include Chanukah sufganiyot or jelly donuts, mousse cakes and a wide selection of tarts, pies, pastries and Babkas.

Goldman’s Kosher Bakery
Falstaff Shopping Center
6848 Reisterstown Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21215
(410) 358-9625

Goldman’s Kosher Bakery was founded in 1965 by Fred Cohn and his wife, Inge. The bakery still follows the basic principles that the late Fred Cohn established: “Make a good product, provide it at a fair price, and never compromise your reputation.” All cookies are handmade and hand cut as Goldman’s Kosher Bakery does not use any machinery in its bakery. Traditional bakery items include the icebox cookie, chocolate tops, hamentaschen, coffee cake, crumb cakes and challah bread.

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