Purim

Hamantaschen

Purim, celebrated this year on Wednesday evening March 20th through Thursday March 21st, is one of the most fun-filled action packed holidays of the Jewish Year. Purim celebrates the survival of the Jewish community against an ancient Persian Empire plot to annihilate it. And, one way to celebrate is by eating hamantaschen, reminiscent of Haman’s 3-cornered hat.

Although Jews began marking the date in the first century, it grew into a popular holiday during the Middle Ages. Today, it is celebrated with food, dancing, festivals and costumes.

How We Celebrate

There are 4 special Mitzvot we do to help celebrate the Purim holiday:

Hear the Megillah – You are encouraged to go to synagogue and hear the whole Megillah or “Book of Esther,” which tells the Purim story. When Haman’s name is mentioned, you should make noise or stomp your feet to blot out his name.

Give to the Needy – One of Purim’s primary themes is Jewish unity, so during this holiday, we take time to help those in need, by giving money or food to those less fortunate.

Send Food Gifts to Friends (Mischloach Manot) – On Purim, we celebrate by sending gifts of food to one another, even strangers.. Sunflower Bakery offers deliciously filled gift food bags to deliver to your friends and others.

Feast –Eat hamantaschen! Gather with friends and family and enjoy a wonderful Purim seudah or feast to celebrate the holiday. Don’t forget to bring a beautiful Sunflower Purim platter as a host/hostess gift if invited out!

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All Purim Menu items available from February 25th – March 29th.
Pre-order deadline is March 15th at 2:00 pm. No pre-orders accepted after this time.
Pre-order deadline for pickup at Sunflower Bakery on Sunday, March 17th, is Thursday, March 14th at 5 pm.
Cafe Sunflower will have a plentiful assortment of Purim items daily beginning March 4th.

To focus our attention on making the yummiest hamantaschen, only select items from our regular menu will be sold March 17th – 20th.

Traditional Hamantaschen $12/doz. (approximately 1 lb), $7/half doz.
Apricot (NF), Chocolate (NF), Raspberry (NF), Prune (NF), Poppy, and Almond

Traditional Assortment (NF), $13/doz. Our most popular assortment, Apricot, Raspberry, Chocolate, and Prune.

The Nutty Dozen Assortment, $13/doz. Assortment includes Apricot, Raspberry, Poppy and Almond.

Traditional Platter (NF), $53/platter. 4 dozen hamantaschen artfully arranged (including a dozen each of Apricot, Raspberry, Chocolate, and Prune).

Please note: we cannot make any alterations or substitutions in our assortments and platters.

Specialty Hamantashen $16/doz, $8.50/half doz.
Back by popular demand, a twist on the classics… you won’t be disappointed.

Triple Chocolate (NF)
Delicious chocolate dough with fudge brownie filling, drizzled with dark and white chocolate.

Cookie Dough (NF)
Chocolate pastry with a chocolate chip cookie dough center, genius!

Coco Caramel
Caramel coconut-filled hamantaschen lavishly drizzled with dark chocolate. One is never enough.

Chocolate Almond
Filled with almond cream, slightly dipped in dark chocolate and crunchy toasted almonds

Strawberry Funfetti (NF)
Filled with strawberry jam, decorated with confectioners icing and colorful sprinkles.

Specialty Hamantaschen Platter $65/platter. 16 inch festive platter includes a total of 45 of our specialty Hamantaschen, 9 of each specialty flavor.

Dipped Hamantaschen $15/doz., $8/ half doz.
Our most popular traditional fillings generously dipped in Callebaut semi-sweet chocolate.
Flavors include: Dipped Apricot (NF), Dipped Chocolate (NF), and Dipped Raspberry (NF).

Gluten-Free $16/single flavor doz., $8.50/ single flavor ½ doz., $17.00/Assorted Dozen
Gluten-free flavors include: Apricot, Raspberry, and Prune.
Please note: Sunflower Bakery is not a gluten free facility.

Mishloach Manot (NF) $7 each
A colorful gourmet window box is filled with a Hamantaschen Favor (includes 1 Apricot, 1 Chocolate and 1 Raspberry) and other goodies.

NEW Masquerade Cookies, (NF) $8 per half-pound bag, 4 inches in width
Delicious Rolled Sugar Cookies, decorated with colorful sugar for your celebration!

Hamantaschen Favors, $3.25/each
1 Apricot, 1 Raspberry and 1 Chocolate Hamantaschen packaged in a sealed cello bag.

Assorted Mini Hamantaschen, $8/doz (NF), 2 inch triangles
Intended for large events. Flavors include Apricot, Raspberry, and Chocolate.
A minimum 15-dozen order is required.

Select Regular Menu Items

Bars (NF)
Chocolate Brownies, Blondies, Lemon Bars, Apricot Crumb (V), Raspberry Crumb (V), Nut Free Bar Platter

Cookies and Mandel
Chocolate Chip Cookies (NF), Trail Mix Cookies (NF, GF), Coconut Macaroons (GF), Combo Mandel

Cakes and Breads (NF)
Chocolate Bundt Cake, Lemon Bundt Cake, Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread, Marble Cake, Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake, Happy Cake

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Locations

Sunday, March 17

(pre-order deadline, Thursday, March 14th, 5 pm)
Gaithersburg, Sunflower Bakery, 8507 Ziggy Ln, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, 9 am – 2 pm

Monday, March 18

Gaithersburg, Sunflower Bakery, 8507 Ziggy Ln, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, 8 am – 4 pm
North Bethesda, Cafe Sunflower, 6101 Executive Blvd, North Bethesda, MD 20852, 8 am – 4:30 pm
Olney, Shaare Tefila, 16620 Georgia Avenue, Olney, MD 20832, 12 – 5 pm
Rockville, Berman Hebrew Academy, 13300 Arctic Avenue, Rockville, MD 20853
Bethesda, Congregation Beth El, 8215 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814, 11 am – 4 pm
Chevy Chase, Ohr Kodesh Congregation, 8300 Meadowbrook Lane, Chevy Chase, MD 20815, 3 – 8:30 pm
Kemp Mill, The Candy Man, 1351 Lamberton Drive, Silver Spring ,MD 20902, 2 – 6 pm
Northwest DC, Tifereth Israel, 7701 16th St., NW, Washington, DC 20012, 12 – 6 pm
Herndon, Beth Emeth, 12523 Lawyers Road, Herndon, VA 20171, 12 – 6 pm

Tuesday, March 19

Gaithersburg, Sunflower Bakery, 8507 Ziggy Ln, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, 8 am – 4 pm
North Bethesda, Cafe Sunflower, 6101 Executive Blvd, North Bethesda, MD 20852, 8 am – 4:30 pm
Olney, Shaare Tefila, 16620 Georgia Avenue, Olney, MD 20832, 9 am – 5 pm
Rockville, Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road, Rockville, MD 20850, 11 am – 7 pm
Potomac, Beth Sholom Congregation, 11825 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, MD 20854, 11 am – 5 pm
Potomac, Private Residence, Friendship Circle of MD, 7816 Ivymount Terrace, Potomac, MD 20854, 4 – 6 pm
Chevy Chase, Ohr Kodesh Congregation, 8300 Meadowbrook Lane, Chevy Chase, MD 20815, 8 am – 8:30 pm
Kemp Mill, The Candy Man, 1351 Lamberton Drive, Silver Spring ,MD 20902, 11 am – 5 pm
Silver Spring, Private Residence, WSAT, 1439 Crestridge Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20910, 6 – 7 pm
Silver Spring, Silver Spring Learning Center, 1401 Arcola Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20902, 12 – 4 pm
White Oak, Private Residence, Young Israel of White Oak, 521 Northwest Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20901, 6 – 9 pm
Columbia, Jewish Federation of Howard County, 10630 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 400 Columbia, MD 21044, 12 – 4:30 pm
Baltimore, Netivot Shalom, 7602 Labyrinth Road, Pikesville, MD 21208, 6 pm – 7 pm
Northwest DC, Milton Gottesman JDS, 6045 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20011, 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Northwest DC, Ohev Sholom, 1600 Jonquil St., NW, Washington, DC 20012, 12 – 5 pm
Georgetown, Kesher Israel, 1308 28th St, NW, Washington, DC 20007, 1 – 3 pm
Arlington, Congregation Etz Hayim, 2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22204, 12 – 4:30 pm
Fairfax, Gesher Jewish Day School, 4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax, VA 22030, 12 – 5 pm
Fairfax, The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA 22031,  12 – 4 pm
Fairfax, Congregation Olam Tikvah, 3800 Glenbrook Road, Fairfax, VA 22031, 12 – 4 pm
Herndon, Beth Emeth, 12523 Lawyers Road, Herndon, VA 20171, 10 am – 5 pm
Falls Church, Rodef Shalom, 2100 Westmoreland St, Falls Church, VA 22043, 12 – 5 pm

Wednesday, March 20

Gaithersburg, Sunflower Bakery, 8507 Ziggy Ln, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, 8 am – 4 pm
North Bethesda, Cafe Sunflower, 6101 Executive Blvd, North Bethesda, MD 20852, 8 am – 4:30 pm
Olney, Shaare Tefila, 16620 Georgia Avenue, Olney, MD 20832, 9 am – 5 pm and during service/meghilla reading
Potomac, Bnai Tzedek, 10621 South Glen Road, Potomac, MD 20854, 12 pm – 4 pm
Chevy Chase, Ohr Kodesh Congregation, 8300 Meadowbrook Lane, Chevy Chase, MD 20815, 8 am – 5 pm
Columbia, Jewish Federation of Howard County, 10630 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 400 Columbia, MD 21044, 10 am – 4:30 pm
Northwest DC, Tifereth Israel, 7701 16th St., NW, Washington, DC 20012, 10 am – 6 pm
Alexandria, Agudas Achim, 2908 Valley Drive, Alexandria, VA 22302, 12 pm – 5 pm
Herndon, Beth Emeth, 12523 Lawyers Road, Herndon, VA 20171, 10 am – 6 pm

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