Best Challah (Editors' Pick)
Who needs cake when there’s Breadsmith’s challah? The hand-braided loaves come in multiple flavors, but purists should stick with the traditional egg, with its rich and dense crumb. Part of a chain headquartered in Whitefish Bay, Wis., the local bakery is run by franchise owners Brenda and Tamir Bennaim, who turn out thousands of challahs each week at their Potomac shop.
Breadsmith, 7937 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac; 301-983-6033; www.breadsmith.com