Here’s a secret: Though hamantaschen (fruit-filled pastries) are traditionally enjoyed during the Jewish holiday of Purim, I eat them year round. And always in the afternoon.

These triangular, crumbly treats (think along the lines of a small, cookie-like danish) brighten up the midday doldrums—especially when paired with a cup of coffee. Often found with apricot (my favorite), prune, or honey-poppyseed filling, there are also good renditions with chocolate or berry preserves.

My go-to spot for hamantaschen is the Tattered Cover Book Store in LoDo, where the sweets cost just $1 each.

1628 16th St., 303-436-1070

Amanda M. Faison
Amanda M. Faison
Freelance writer Amanda M. Faison spent 20 years at 5280 Magazine, 12 of those as Food Editor.