Ayélet Nuchi turns her craving for filled, sweet swirled loaves into a new bakery

by Elena Kadvany / Palo Alto Weekly | News | Palo Alto Online |

Nothing but babka

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An Israeli chef’s new Palo Alto coffee shop is serving nothing but the Cadillac of pastries—sweet and savory babka

By Flora Tsapovsky – Tablet Magazine

Finally a Place Serving All Babka All the Time


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

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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.

Rachel Lit October 5, 2018

Aye Lét Babka: A Twist on the Traditional Jewish Pastry


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

Palo Alto’s New Babka Bakery Is Everything


If you think babka is just a sweet yeasted bread swirled with chocolate or cinnamon, then get ready to have your mind — and palate — blown.

foodgal, December 26, 2018

You Don’t Know Babka Until You’ve Tried This Babka

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