Best of Philly

2017 Jewish Bakery

Essen Bakery

Despite being less than two years old, Tova du Plessis’s shop is a throwback to a time when bakeries felt personal—when you actually interacted with the person twisting your babka with chocolate; when chocolate chip cookies still tasted homemade; when you were encouraged to grab a seat, settle in and eat your toast on-site.

1437 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19147; 215-271-2299;