In the Jewish tradition, eating apples with honey and pomegranates during Rosh Hashanah can hope to bring about a sweet new year. Lucky for carboholics, challah is also a customary food during the High Holiday, which begins Wednesday and lasts until Friday evening. In New York, those looking to enjoy the braided bread have several ways to do so, from specialty loaves to French toast bites, that are available during the new year and beyond.

Festive challah at Breads Bakery

Seed lovers, this is your loaf. Poppy, sesame,
Seed lovers, this is your loaf. Poppy, sesame, pumpkin, sunflower and nigella seeds top a round handmade challah on separate sections of the bread, making it easy to share (and sample) different varieties in one loaf. Pre-ordering is encouraged but only necessary if including a ceramic dipping bowl. $9.95/$18 with bowl; 18 E. 16th St., 212-633-2253, breadsbakery.com (Credit: Breads Bakery)

Chocoholic twists at Amy's Breads

The bakery serves several selections of challah (care
The bakery serves several selections of challah (care for a cinnamon challah knot?), though this variety satisfies any cocoa-craving, thanks to pieces of dark chocolate baked inside. The 7-inch stick serves one to two people for dessert, breakfast or an on-the-go snack. $10.50 per dozen; various locations, amysbread.com (Credit: Amy's Breads)

Raisin challah rounds at Blue Ribbon Bakery Market

Weighing in at 2 pounds, this traditional round
Weighing in at 2 pounds, this traditional round loaf is studded with raisins and serves about six people. It's heated at a lower temperature in a traditional oven for a soft consistency, perfect for pulling apart. Available for special order any time of the year. $8; 14 Bedford St., 212-647-0408, blueribbonrestaurants.com (Credit: Steve Hill)

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Round challah at William Greenberg Desserts

The parve (meaning no meat or dairy) challah
The parve (meaning no meat or dairy) challah is made from a 70-year-old recipe and is so popular it creates a line out the door during Rosh Hashanah. If you have no patience to wait, the whole-wheat round, which serves eight and is available plain or with raisins, can be shipped, too. $8.50; 1100 Madison Ave., 212-861-1340, wmgreenbergdesserts.com (Credit: William Greenberg Desserts)

URBO burger at URBO Kitchens

It's all about the bun here. A special-blend
It's all about the bun here. A special-blend beef patty topped with Vermont cheddar, lettuce, tomato and onion is wrapped in a challah roll bun, made by Harlem nonprofit Hot Bread Kitchen. The dish is also served with a kosher pickle and a side of hand-cut fries. $18; 11 Times Square, 212-542-8950, urbonyc.com (Credit: URBO Kitchens)

Truffle-infused challah at Bustan

Whether served on top of wild striped bass
Whether served on top of wild striped bass or topped by eggs Benedict, this decadent carb accompaniment stands out. Before baking, truffle is mixed into the dough, creating a unique flavor that will have you wanting more. Various prices; 487 Amsterdam Ave., 212-595-5050, bustannyc.com (Credit: Bustan)

Challah bread French toast at MexiBBQ

Forego the barbecue and Mexican-fusion fare at brunch
Forego the barbecue and Mexican-fusion fare at brunch for the egg-bathed challah French toast, which is coated with a crust of crispy Frosted Flakes for a crunch. Topped with seasonal berries, the popular brunch menu can also be rounded out by eggs and bacon. $11; 37-11 30th Ave., Astoria, 718-626-0333, mexibbq.com (Credit: MexiBBQ)