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Boston’s Tatte Bakery Is Bringing Its Popular Israeli-Influenced Pastries to the West End

The brand’s incoming D.C. location will be its first store outside of New England

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Pastries from Tatte
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Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

Tatte Bakery and Cafe, a Boston-based chain that’s covered the metropolitan area there with halloumi breakfast sandwiches, shakshuka, and Israeli-influenced pastries, announced today that it’s officially coming to D.C. The brand plans to slide into the space that formerly housed the flagship of Cantonese eatery Meiwah, according to a representative for the landlord.

The D.C. location, Tatte’s first outside of New England, is expected to open in spring 2020 at 1200 New Hampshire Avenue NW. Meiwah, which was beloved by politicians and their staffs, concluded a 20-year run there in May, leaving the prime location up for grabs.

Tatte founder Tzurit Or, a self-trained pastry chef and former film producer, shared news of the impending arrival with her 60,000 Instagram followers.

“We cannot wait to open our doors and meet you all over Halva Latte, Shakshukah, Crunchy Halloumi, Jerusalem bagel, Pistachio croissant or Chocolate rose, it’s all coming with us! all your favorite things and so much more,” she wrote.

The aging Meiwah space will likely get a modern renovation in line with sleek Boston spaces that sport black-and-white tiles and glowing orbs.

The carb-driven chain, which started in 2007 and now lists 14 Boston-area locations on its website, is ramping up expansion plans thanks to help from a $300 million fund created by Panera Bread founder Ron Shaich.

D.C. just lost a high-profile bakery with the recent deletion of Maison Kayser’s dual locations.