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Editors' Pick

Best Specialty Bread

Stella’s Bakery

No need to wait until Easter to enjoy tsoureki, the traditional Greek egg bread often eaten on the holiday. Stella’s Bakery makes it year-round, and it often sells out before noon. The beautiful braided loaves—sprinkled with sliced almonds and spiked with mahlepi, a spice made from the ground kernels of cherry pits—taste like a sweeter sister of challah. Perfect for breakfast or afternoon tea, it can also be used to make smashing French toast.

Stella’s Bakery, 11510-D Rockville Pike, Rockville, 301-231-9026,


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