‘Essen North,’ Second Outpost of Popular Jewish Bakery, to Open Late Spring

The newest location from James Beard-nominated pastry chef, Tova du Plessis, will be serving up its signature baked goods on W Berks St.
‘Essen North,’ Second Outpost of Popular Jewish Bakery, to Open Late Spring
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Essen Bakery, the popular purveyor of Jewish pastries led by James Beard nominee Tova du Plessis, is set to open another location at 110 W Berks St in late spring, according to recent reporting from Philly Mag.

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Du Plessis did not immediately return a request for comment.

Affectionately referred to as “Essen North,” the new location – occupying 2,800 square feet – will feature du Plessis’ signature baked goods such as chocolate-halva babka, rugelach, and challa, as well as an expanded menu of bagels, breakfast, and lunch sandwiches, served alongside an exclusive Essen coffee, which du Plessis is teaming up with Elixr to create.

“The goal is to make Essen North more than just your standard bakery, and more of a sit-down cafe and restaurant where people can come for breakfast or lunch or to do some work,” du Plessis told Philly Mag, adding, “It’s been a long road to find the right space … I’m very confident the neighborhood will welcome this new location with open arms.”

Drew Pittock

Drew Pittock is the Managing Editor of What Now Media Group, as well as a staff reporter covering various markets across What Now's portfolio. He’s an avid record collector, amateur chef, compulsive estate sale shopper, and “Antiques Roadshow” binger. Originally from Los Angeles, Drew now lives in El Paso, TX with his wife and their cat.
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