These local bakers are ready to make your hamantaschen dreams come true


Hamantaschen to order 2021

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer

In celebration of our favorite three-cornered treats, we searched near and far for the best homemade hamantaschen around our area. Because, while there are plenty of recipes out there for the DIYers, many of us are looking to make the purchase, and enjoy it.

Toby’s Challa House & Bake Shop

Toby Elefant has been baking hamantaschen for more than 30 years. The University City resident who runs her business, Toby’s Challa House & Bake Shop, out of her home enjoys making the three-sided pastries because they are for Purim, “a beautiful yontif [holiday],” she said.

“It’s the day that all of Israel was saved from being annihilated. It’s a very special time of simcha, happiness,” said Elefant, a member of Agudas Israel of St. Louis, an Orthodox congregation.

Elefant uses a recipe she got from a friend she met during elementary school in Far Rockaway, N.Y.

This year, she is offering a variety of flavors of her certified kosher and pareve hamantaschen: chocolate, lemon, raspberry, apple, apricot, strawberry & cherry at $15.00/lb.

Orders must be placed by no later than March 10 to ensure availability. To order or for more information, call 314-281-6781 or email [email protected].

Delectable Dough

Located inside the Trolley Stop Bakery at 67 Forum Shopping Center in Chesterfield. Jodie Bertish and her team are busy baking hamantaschen again this year, along with their famous strudels. This year’s flavors include apple, cherry, strawberry funfetti, chocolate, apricot, prune, and poppy.

You can pick up your hamantaschen at the bakery right now, as their display case is filled. Or you can order by sending them an email to [email protected]. Be sure to follow them on Facebook as well.

Just Like Mom’s Bakery

The mother-daughter team of Peggy Umansky and Alana Minoff offer made-to-order homemade hamantaschen flavored on the doughy outside as well as the inside filling.

Outside flavors include vanilla, chocolate, chocolate chip, and rainbow while filling flavors are poppyseed, fruit, s’mores, chocolate, chocolate chip, chocolate and peanut butter and savory.

They can do special requests. Minimum order of 6, which costs $12; 12 for $22. Call 314-303-0861 to order and for details or email [email protected]. Pick-up in Olivette or Chesterfield. Their hamantaschen are not kosher.

Sprinkles by Miriam

Miriam Schwab will be whipping up chocolate-flavored hamantaschen filled with marshmallow as well as regular or vanilla-flavored dough with chocolate, cherry, raspberry, apricot, and “pretty much whatever anyone would like,” she says.

She bakes in a kosher kitchen at home that is not Vaad certified and charges $12 a pound, which translates into 10 or 11 hamantaschen. Orders need to be placed by Wednesday, March 9. by calling 561-542-4923 or emailing her at [email protected]. Pick-up in University City and Schwab is happy to bag or box any orders.

Shelly’s Bakery 🧁

Our colorful,tasty and fun holiday PURIM 🤡💃🏻🕺is just around the corner .
So if you look for a sweet gift for your family, friends , teachers, coworkers or anyone else to spoil,
I’ll be offering traditional Hamantaschen filled with different fillings include chocolate , dates spread with pecans and poppyseed filling.
For those who like special things 😉
I’ll be offering Hamantaschen in different flavors as coffee , almonds , chocolate and pistachio.
My gift can also include soft butter shaped cookies , caramel and chocolate Alfajores, medium size Babka cakes ,and sweetened pecans.
Everything is homemade by me with high quality ingredients .
Prices are varied depends on your order.
Please feel free to send me pm for more information or any question .
Orders need to be made at least two days in advance.
Payment can be done by Venmo.
Pick up from my house at Chesterfield.

Have a good week be safe and stay warm