From a strictly foodie standpoint, it’s hard not to envy Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, for its challah and rugelach, particularly compared with the Doritos marathon that tends to mark the first of January.
For those celebrating the holiday, which begins this year at sunset on Sept. 28, both City Provisions and Angel Food Bakery have prepared special menu items to mark the occasion.
City Provisions, 1818 W. Wilson Ave., has stocked its deli case with potato latkes, smoked whitefish spread, and portobello and cranberry brisket, among other options. Also available: Koval’s honey chrysanthemum liquer and a limited numbers of jars of City Provisions 2011 vintage honey, harvested at an August farm dinner.
Offerings at Angel Food, 1636 W. Montrose Ave., naturally lean toward the sweet end of the spectrum. The bakery is serving up honey cake, apple honey mini rugelach and raisin challah bread described by one customer as “amazeballs.”
To ensure availability or to order larger quantities, it’s recommended to call both of these shops in advance.