Sadie's Babkas

 Ashkenazi Food

When the pandemic cut hours at her new dream job at Chez Panisse, Sara Eisen launched her babka business.

Eisen is mainly keeping it traditional, with cinnamon and chocolate — using two local brands, Guittard and Tcho — but for Hanukkah 2020, she made a black sesame babka for Chez Panisse. She also teamed up with Reesa Kashuk of Poppy Bagels for a Hanukkah bagel and babka platter that quickly sold out.

Sadie’s Babkas are regularly sold on Sundays at the new Magnolia Mini Mart gift shop at Classic Cars West in West Oakland while Eisen looks to add more locations.