Purim

Hamantaschen

Purim, celebrated this year on Monday evening, March 9th, through Tuesday, March 10th, 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!

Menu | Locations | Order

All Purim Menu items available starting February 10th.
Pre-order deadline is March 2nd at noon. No pre-orders accepted after this time.
Purim order pickups at Sunflower Bakery, Cafe Sunflower and 20+ locations throughout the DC Metro area.
Cafe Sunflower will have a plentiful assortment of Purim items daily.

To focus our attention on making the yummiest hamantaschen, only select items from our regular menu will be sold March 5th-10th

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

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), $55/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.
a twist on the classics… you won’t be disappointed.

NEW S’more! (NF)
Chocolate Pastry filled with marshmallow, dipped in dark chocolate and graham cracker crumbs.

Triple Chocolate (NF)
Chocolate pastry with fudge brownie filling, drizzled with dark chocolate.

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

Coco Caramel
Traditional pastry filled with chewy caramel coconut and dark chocolate drizzle.

Chocolate Almond
Traditional pastry filled with almond cream, dipped in dark chocolate and toasted almonds.

Strawberry Funfetti (NF)
Traditional pastry filled with strawberry jam, decorated with icing and sprinkles.

Specialty Hamantaschen Platter $70/platter. 16 inch festive platter includes a total of 48 of our specialty Hamantaschen, 8 of each specialty flavor.

Dipped Hamantaschen $16/doz., $8.5/ 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) $7.50 each
A colorful bakery box is filled with a Hamantaschen Favor bag, juice box, assorted kosher candy and sunflower seeds for planting.

NEW Gourmet Mishloach Manot, (NF) $18 each
An elegant window box is filled with 3 traditional and 3 dipped Hamantaschen, 5 colorful Masquerade sugar cookies, sparkling water, assorted kosher candies and sunflower seeds for planting.

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

Hamantaschen Favor Bag, $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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Pickup Locations

Thursday, March 5

Rockville, Sunflower Bakery, 5951 Halpine Rd, Rockville, MD, 20851, 8 am – 4:30 pm
North Bethesda, Cafe Sunflower, 6101 Executive Blvd, North Bethesda, MD, 20852, 8 am – 4:30 pm
Rockville, Bender JCC, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852, 1 – 5 pm
Herndon, Beth Emeth, 12523 Lawyers Road, Herndon, VA, 20171, 12-5 pm
Potomac, Beth Sholom Congregation, 11825 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, MD, 20854, 11 am – 5 pm
Rockville, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School – Lower School, 1901 East Jefferson Street, Rockville, MD, 20852, Sweets of the Month
Rockville, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School – Upper School, 11710 Hunters Lane, Rockville, MD, 20852, Sweets of the Month
Fairfax, Congregation Olam Tikvah, 3800 Glenbrook Road, Fairfax, VA, 22031, 1 – 5 pm
Dupont Circle, Edlavitch DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW, Washington DC 20036, 12-8 pm
Fairfax, Gesher Jewish Day School, 4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax, VA, 22030, 12 – 5 pm
Columbia, Jewish Federation of Howard County, 10630 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 400, Columbia, MD, 21044, 1 – 5 pm
Rockville, Katherine Thomas, 9975 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD, 20850, Sweets of the Month
Baltimore, Krieger Schechter Day School, 8100 Stevenson Rd, Pikesville, MD, 21208, Sweets of the Month
Northwest DC, Milton Gottesman JDS, 6045 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20011, 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Baltimore, Netivot Shalom, 7602 Labyrinth Road, Pikesville, MD, 21208, 6 pm – 7 pm
Chevy Chase, Ohr Kodesh Congregation, 8300 Meadowbrook Lane, Chevy Chase, MD, 20815, 3-8:30 pm
Fairfax, Pozez Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA, 22031, 12-4 pm
Olney, Shaare Tefila, 16620 Georgia Avenue, Olney, MD, 20832, 1-5 pm
White Oak, Young Israel of White Oak (Private Residence), 521 Northwest Drive, Silver Spring, MD, 20901, 6:30-9 pm
Kemp Mill, Young Israel Shomrai Emunah, 1132 Arcola Ave, Silver Spring, MD, 20902, 12 – 5 pm

Friday, March 6

Rockville, Sunflower Bakery, 5951 Halpine Rd, Rockville, MD, 20851, 8 am – 4:00 pm
North Bethesda, Cafe Sunflower, 6101 Executive Blvd, North Bethesda, MD, 20852, 8 am – 3:30 pm
Alexandria, Agudas Achim, 2908 Valley Drive, Alexandria, VA, 22302, 12 pm – 5 pm
Rockville, Berman Hebrew Academy, 13300 Arctic Avenue, Rockville, MD, 20853, Sweets of the Month
Arlington, Congregation Etz Hayim, 2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA, 22204, 12 – 4:30 pm
Falls Church, Rodef Shalom, 2100 Westmoreland St, Falls Church, VA, 22043, 11 am – 3 pm

Sunday, March 8

Rockville, Sunflower Bakery, 5951 Halpine Rd, Rockville, MD, 20851, 10 am – 4:00 pm
Northwest DC, Tifereth Israel, 7701 16th St., NW, Washington, DC, 20012, 9 am – 3 pm

Monday, March 9

Rockville, Sunflower Bakery, 5951 Halpine Rd, Rockville, MD, 20851, 8 am – 4:30 pm
North Bethesda, Cafe Sunflower, 6101 Executive Blvd, North Bethesda, MD, 20852, 8 am – 4:30 pm
Bethesda, Congregation Beth El, 8215 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814, 10 am – 5:30 pm
Georgetown, Kesher Israel, 1308 28th St, NW, Washington, DC, 20007, 1 – 3 pm
Silver Spring, Silver Spring Learning Center, 1401 Arcola Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, 20902, 12-4 pm
Silver Spring, WSAT (Private Residence), 1439 Crestridge Drive, Silver Spring, MD, 20910, 3-5 pm

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