FAQs

What is Northside Challah?

We're a specialised delivery service based in Melbourne, bringing your favourite Kosher baked goods and deli products from the Bagel Belt straight to your Northside door. Find out more here.

What bakeries and delis do you deliver from?

We work with some of Melbourne's favourite Kosher bakeries and deli brands. You can take a look at our full list of partner delis and bakeries here.

Where do you deliver?

Our delivery page has all the details you need to know and a list of the Melbourne suburbs we deliver to. If you don't see your suburb on the list but want Northside Challah to deliver to your Northside Door, please let us know!

We now also offer a pick-up option from our friends at Think Thornbury, please see the delivery page for more details.

When do you deliver?

We deliver every Friday morning (between 9am-2pm), straight to your Northside door.

How much is delivery?

Delivery is a flat $6 rate (this covers our costs of picking up the goods, packing the orders, and delivering directly to your door).

When do I need to order by?

The cut off for orders for Friday delivery (or Friday/Saturday pick up from Think Thornbury) is Thursday at 12pm, this is so we can give our amazing bakeries plenty of notice to bake their bread for your orders.

I'd like to suggest a product for you to deliver.

We love hearing from you and getting to know what products you've been missing from the Southside. Please drop us a message on our contact page and we'll see what we can do!

What packaging do you use?

We only use 100% recyclable and compostable brown paper bags. We recommend reusing these bags as much as you can before recycling or composting them.

What is challah?

Challah is a soft braided bread, made with eggs and a little sugar, which is traditionally served on the Sabbath and high holidays. According to Claudia Roden in The Book of Jewish Food (which we highly recommend!) the braids of the bread are said to "look like arms intertwined, and symbolise love. Three braids symbolise truth, peace and justice.". The name challah is derived from the Hebrew word for 'portion'. 

How do I pronounce "challah"?

The "ch" sound is common in a lot of Hebrew and Yiddish words and can be tricky if you haven't tried it before.

If you want to get technical, it's a voiceless velar fricative... but we'll try and keep things simple. Imagine you're about to say a "K" sound, but you say an "H" instead. Or just imagine you're trying to clear your throat! If you're struggling with the pronunciation, simply pronounce it as an "H"!