NBC4 Washington

A farewell segment as DC says goodbye to our beloved Pandas (11/08/23). Go to 7:18 in the video to see our feature.


NBC4 Washington

Baked By by Yael is joining the National Zoo in a giant farewell to DC's most lovable pandas. Watch to learn more about Panda Palooza (Sept 23 - October 1, 2023). Go to 1:22 in the video to see our feature.

Stop in the bakery (across from the National Zoo) during Panda Palooza for some panda-perfect fun!

👉Buy ONE Get ONE - Buy a 🐼Panda Cakepop and get a FREE Signature Cakepop. Available in-store and online. For online purchases, add a Panda Cakepop and a Signature Cakepop to your cart. Use discount code PANDAPALOOZA, and your signature cakepop will be FREE. (Discount valid until 10/1/23)

👉WIN a Dozen Cakepops - Have fun taking a selfie with our Giant (5ft) 🐼Panda for a chance to WIN a dozen cakepops! Entry details in-store. The winner will be selected randomly and announced on October 2. (No purchase necessary)


CBS News

Baked by Yael was featured on CBS News. Yael speaks about the continuing challenge of finding workers. (02/07/23)

Good Morning Washington - 7NewsDC

Click on the below image to watch the interview with Brian van de Graaf and Yael on Good Morning Washington - 7NewsDC. (12/20/22)

2019 Federal Government Shutdown








Contact: Yael Krigman, Owner


                Baked by Yael Supports Federal Workers During Government Shutdown
Bakery across from the National Zoo offers free food and coffee and calls for end to shutdown


Washington, DC (January 2, 2019)–Baked by Yael, the popular bakery across from the National Zoo, is offering federal employees and contractors free coffee for the duration of the current partial government shutdown, while supplies last. The bakery is also offering a free bagel sandwich or small soup each weekday while supplies last to essential Zoo employees who must stay at work to keep the animals safe.


Baked by Yael is also offering free cakepop classes for federal employees and contractors, with details at  “We’re doing what we can to add some joy to a very stressful time for many people,” said owner Yael Krigman.


“As an employer, I have made a commitment to my employees to pay them on time for the work they do,” Krigman continued. “As an entrepreneur, I know that spending by government workers is crucial to the success of all small businesses in our region. As the owner of a bakery across the street from the National Zoo, I rely on the zoo visitors, staff and volunteers who will be kept away if the shutdown persists. And as an American, I am grateful for the service federal employees and contractors provide. For all these reasons, I hope the President and Congress will honor their commitment to our federal workforce and end the shutdown immediately. Free coffee isn’t a solution, but it’s a small gesture to show support for our federal friends.”


Baked by Yael is known for hand-rolled and boiled bagels, award-winning cakepops, delicious and hard-to-find black & white cookies and rugelach, as well as scrumptious raspberry bars and chocolate chip bars. All products are made at Baked by Yael’s nut-free and kosher bakery across from the National Zoo, and include gluten-free and vegan options.


Baked by Yael was founded by Yael Krigman in 2010, and her well-known cakepops were soon named by Washingtonian magazine as “Best of Washington.” In 2012, Yael was recognized by the White House for her role as a job creator and entrepreneur. The business now employs over three dozen bakers and sales associates.


At 37, Yael is in her second career as an innovative businesswoman. She began baking as a way to relieve stress during law school. Yael worked for eight years at a global law firm, leaving her position as an international trade attorney to pursue baking full-time. In 2015, Baked by Yael’s first brick-and-mortar location opened across from the National Zoo.

Learn more about Baked by Yael at and connect with the bakery on Facebook (, Twitter (@bakedbyyael), and Instagram (@bakedbyyael).  View and download delicious images at