Making the Fast Easy

Photo: Nycci Nellis
The High Holidays: They’re either early or late, but this year they are right on time! Rosh Hashanah has passed and now we have thrown our sins (via crumbs of bread) into the water and are preparing for the Yom Kippur fast that starts the night of October 4th. For the uninitiated: A big meal on Tuesday night, followed by a full day of fasting on Wednesday (no food or water) and then followed by another huge meal to "break" the fast. For those who celebrate, the last thing you need to worry about is what you and the fam are eating! Fortunately, if you are looking for help, we have suggestions for all the fish, bagels, and schmears (AND with the accessibility of really good kosher wines, we have some suggestions there too). Have an Easy Fast ~

Yom Kippur:

Baked by Yael’s High Holiday Challah & Break Fast
Looking for amazing challah? Look no further! You can find it at your local bakery, Baked by Yael. Order now and take advantage of their complimentary curbside pickup. They are currently accepting orders for Thursdays and for the High Holidays - you’re strongly encouraged to order your challah for Break Fast now. Or, if you'd like a more complete breakfast, start the day off right with delicious and easy-to-serve bagel platters. The Premium Breakfast Platter includes assorted sliced bagels, cream cheese, lox, tomato, onion, and capers on a platter. Don't stop with the bagels, they also have fruit salad, yogurt parfait, egg sandwiches, and more to choose from! Order by October 2 for Yom Kippur availability. 202.234.9235; 3000 Connecticut Avenue NW; Click here and here for more info.

High Holiday Offerings from Dawson’s Market
Celebrate with delicious healthy traditional entrees and sides from Dawson’s Market. The menu is available for pickup from September 24th through October 5th only. Orders need to be placed at least 48 hours in advance. Curbside pickup is available. 225 North Washington Street, Rockville, MD; 2001 S Street NW; 240.428.1386 (Rockville); 202.588.5698 (Dupont Circle); To order from the Rockville location, click here; To place an order at the Dupont Circle location, click here.

Royal Wine Corp High Holy Days Wine Offerings
With the Jewish High Holy Days approaching, Royal Wine Corp will be offering wines from regions that until now have been hard to come by in the Kosher Market. Wines from regions like Israel, California, Italy, and France will be available. Some wines recommended by Wine Expert Gabriel Geller, Director of PR for Royal Wine Corp, are Herzog Lineage Momentus ($19.99), Herzog Variations Be-leaf Cabernet Sauvignon ($24.99), Magnificus ($60.00), and many more. For more information, visit their website here.

Pre- and Post-Fast Specials at SABABA
SABABA is celebrating Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, before sundown Tuesday October 4th (pre-fast) and Wednesday October 5th (post-fast). Decadent specials like Israeli couscous ($15), heirloom carrots cooked al'Heash ($15), sumac & preserved lemon crusted salmon with fennel and citrus salad ($28), and lamb tagine with carrots, sweet potato and spiced couscous ($30). Dishes will be available from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday and from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. 3311 Connecticut Avenue NW;