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New England Favorite Tatte Bakery Is Moving Into Downtown Bethesda

The popular pastry shop full of Israeli favorites is already heading to D.C.

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

A few months after announcing plans for its first D.C. location, Boston-based Tatte Bakery and Cafe has secured a space in downtown Bethesda to sell its halloumi breakfast sandwiches, shakshuka bowls served with challah, and other dishes from self-trained, Israeli-born baker Tzurit Or.

The 4,000-square-foot location plans to open in November at the base of the Wilson and the Elm, a massive mixed-use development from Carr Properties thta’s rising above a forthcoming Purple Line stop (7272 Wisconsin Avenue).

Tatte will roll out seasonal breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch menus. Pastries, bread, cakes, and tarts will be on full display inside the stylish ground-level cafe that overlooks a huge outdoor plaza.

The 800,000-square-foot trophy project, one part office and one part multifamily, counts Fox 5 DC and ProShares as incoming tenants.
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Or is a former film producer who grew Tatte from a farmer’s market stand in Boston to 15 locations over 12 years, with an additional six openings scheduled this year alone.

D.C.’s first Tatte, the brand’s first outside of New england, will land at 1200 New Hampshire Avenue NW in the West End. That’s the former flagship site of Cantonese eatery Meiwah.

“There is a great and special mix of people from all around the globe and a level of sophistication that I connected with. I felt DC could be a wonderful journey for us,” Or says in a statement.