On the opening day of her babka bakery, Dec. 13, Ayélet Turgeman Nuchi left for about a half-hour to take her kids to school. When she returned, she saw a line of about 100 people outside and assumed they were waiting to ship holiday packages at UPS next door.
By Alix Wall | January 2, 2019
This new Silicon Valley bakery sells nothing but babka — nine flavors of it
Despite New York’s recent babka boom, it is Palo Alto, of all places, that is home to the only babka-centric bakery in the world. Silicon Valley’s appetite for babka has proven insatiable at Ayelet Babka Bakery, where the sweet and savory babkas sell out by early afternoon every day.
Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz
Babka Fervor Is Spreading From Brooklyn To The Bay Area
Town & Country was once home to Halo’s Blowdry Bar, but now a new angelic business is settling in. Aye Lét, a family-owned bakery run by namesake Ayelet Nuchi, will specialize in one treat and one treat only: babka.
You may think you know babka, especially if you’ve howled over that notorious Seinfeld episode in which Jerry and Elaine are foiled in their attempts to buy a chocolate one. But you haven’t experienced the full potential of this Eastern European specialty until you’ve had Babka by Ayelet.
Carolyn Jung | Photo: Craig Lee | September 17, 2018