Where Do You Buy Your Challos For Shabbos?!
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June 10, 2009 4:03 am at 4:03 am #589901
My family always buys & never really bakes Challah cause we really like bakery Challah a lot! we’re always checking out new great places to buy our Challah for Shabbos! and i was wondering where you all get your Challah in the NY area?!
current great favorite place, we really like is the Heimishe Bakery on New Utrech Ave. between 48th & 49th street, under the train tracks!
Note: this thread is for pure enjoyment & not for advertisement purposes!June 10, 2009 4:07 pm at 4:07 pm #686280
GrodsJune 10, 2009 5:20 pm at 5:20 pm #686282
Or Butterflake Bakery (in Teaneck). They are awesome!June 10, 2009 6:41 pm at 6:41 pm #686283musicloverMember
gross bakery on 16th and 54th is very good.also yossis sweethouse has a challah called italian challah its the best out there.its like a water challahJune 10, 2009 6:46 pm at 6:46 pm #686284lkwdfellowMember
Hershey’s in LKWDJune 10, 2009 7:07 pm at 7:07 pm #686285
squeak- who or what is Grods :OJune 10, 2009 8:22 pm at 8:22 pm #686286CrashOverrideMember
areivim – its a shop (though it’s full name is Grodzinski) in LondonJune 10, 2009 8:22 pm at 8:22 pm #686287
<baiting 39>June 10, 2009 8:29 pm at 8:29 pm #686288YW Moderator-39Member
That was obvious Mr. Squeak.
Do you prefer Grods in Edgeware over Golders Green like I do?
My personal favourite, however, is Mr Baker in HendonJune 10, 2009 8:32 pm at 8:32 pm #686289CrashOverrideMember
Well well, one of the mods appears to be getting around the bakeries… 😛June 10, 2009 8:36 pm at 8:36 pm #686290kapustaParticipant
cant reveal favorite favorite, but also very good (maybe equally as good) is Schreibers!June 10, 2009 8:37 pm at 8:37 pm #686291
GG on GG Road.I especially like how you can feel like you are being squeezed through a toothpaste tube as you walk through the narrow half of the store.June 10, 2009 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm #686292goody613Member
ShreibersJune 11, 2009 3:21 am at 3:21 am #686293mepalMember
kapusta, goody, I agree! They’re the best.June 11, 2009 4:51 am at 4:51 am #686294
SJSinNYC: have ya tried Purple Pear’s cinnamon rolls/danishes in Teaneck!? they are out of this world!
another few favorite bakeries for challos, of mine are actually:
1)Gombo’s in Fallsburg, NY
2)Sammy’s Bagel Shop in Monsey used to make the best Challos out there! i think they either closed or just stopped making challos all together! i guess we can just ask mod72 what happened to Sammy’s Bagel Shop in Monsey ny!
3)Gross’s Bakery makes the best water Challos!
oh & if ya ever go to that ”Heimishe Bakery” on New Utrech between 48th & 49th, that i said makes amazing challos! get the ”Football Challah”! ask the worker for it, it really is so amazing!June 11, 2009 6:11 am at 6:11 am #686295
speaking of the country, Fealkoff’s Bakery in Monticello, the Gas station bakery near before the town of Monticello-not far from Wal-Mart, both makes really tasty challos! & the Four Courner’s Bakery’s challos are freat too!June 11, 2009 1:48 pm at 1:48 pm #686296
Jax, the Purple Pear is in Monsey. Unless there is another branch I don’t know of? But no, I have not tried them and they sound yummy. Way to tempt a pregnant woman when she has no chance of getting there!
Sammy’s Bagels is still around. The business was sold twice (I think) since the original owner. I don’t know about the challah though.
My all time favorite challah is water challah from Gideon’s Bakery (Gruenebaum’s in Washington Heights). I don’t think they are still open though. They also had awesome black and white cookies.June 11, 2009 7:17 pm at 7:17 pm #686297
yep- Gombo’sJune 12, 2009 3:14 am at 3:14 am #686298mazal77Participant
If I don’t bake challos, then I go to the Bread Basket on kingshighway. Usually you can buy challah piping hot out of the oven. Just make sure the bag it in a brown paper bag, so they don’t get soggy. They have a great whole wheat challah. They also have a “Shalom Bayis Challah” which is a breakway half which is white and half whole wheat.June 12, 2009 5:36 am at 5:36 am #686299
SJSinNYC: i actually never even walked in to Purple Pear, a friend who used to go to both Teaneck & Monsey a lot from work & used to bring stuff back from Purple Pear! ha sorry about that, but they are really great their Cinnamon rolls/danishes!
is Poppey’s Bagel place in Teaneck then?!
Sammy’s used to make the best whole wheat challos, i’m no whole wheat fan, but those were really really good!June 12, 2009 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm #686300
Poppy’s Bagels is in Teaneck and was opened by the original owners of Sammy’s Bagels.June 12, 2009 5:01 pm at 5:01 pm #686301
Is there any connection between Sammy’s Bagels (USA) and Sam’s Bagels in Geula (Israel)?June 12, 2009 5:04 pm at 5:04 pm #686302
SJSinNYC: oh i see how i got confused there! thank you!June 12, 2009 5:04 pm at 5:04 pm #686303
areivim, Sam’s Bagels in Geula is an awesome place! Don’t know if there’s any connection between Sam’s and Sammy’s.
btw, areivim, cool that we’re on the same time. That doesn’t happen too often.
~a the real one~June 12, 2009 5:07 pm at 5:07 pm #686304cherrybimParticipant
Recently, Cake Center was bought by the closed Chiffon Bakery on Coney Island Avenue and the new owners switched to baking challos/challa rolls the Chiffon Bakery way.
PLEASE Chiffon, PLEASE! Bring back the Cake Center recipe. It was unique and the best; no other challa bakery came close. So Chiffon/Cake Center, at least give us a choice of challos, give us back our Oneg Shabbos, and we will be forever grateful.June 12, 2009 5:10 pm at 5:10 pm #686305
No one mentioned Ostrovitsky’s?June 12, 2009 5:11 pm at 5:11 pm #686306
areivim: i don’t think so about that! btw nice to see ya here at the same time!June 12, 2009 5:54 pm at 5:54 pm #686307
squeak: i love Ostrovitsky’s chocolate rugalach! they are real yummy! 😉June 12, 2009 7:47 pm at 7:47 pm #686309
Best challa is the homemade variety. non-negotiable.
~a the real one~June 14, 2009 2:48 am at 2:48 am #686310
anonymisss: & i was convinced mod72 was ganna make that comment! 😉June 14, 2009 3:32 am at 3:32 am #686311
~a the real one~June 14, 2009 4:17 am at 4:17 am #686312believerParticipant
the most heimish challos are shpoimys bakery on new utrect!!
and on 43 and 16
and i never tasted from yossi sweethouse-but ppl say its delicious!!June 14, 2009 5:17 am at 5:17 am #686313
They are delish, believer. Of course, though, nothing comes close to home made.
~a the real one~June 14, 2009 5:04 pm at 5:04 pm #686314yossi z.Member
anonymiss: agreed! my sister makes really good challa!October 26, 2009 3:25 am at 3:25 am #686315
A relative of mine who lives in Passaic, brought some delicious bakery goods from a bakery there called Zeidy’s. (I think that was it.) I have tasted baked goods from all over, and Zeidy’s stuff was sooooo amazing! I didn’t taste their challahs, but if they ever open a store in NY, I am so there!
One word: Scrumptious!October 26, 2009 3:47 am at 3:47 am #686316tamazaballMember
I like homemade better.,does bagel nosh in lakewood sell chalah? I got crave for a bagel there.October 26, 2009 4:00 am at 4:00 am #686317
If anyone’s interested in a delicious six grain challah, try strauss’s bakery in BP on 13 and 52. The tastiest 6 grain challah!!! Costs about $6.50 a challah.October 26, 2009 4:04 am at 4:04 am #686318
If anyone’s interested in a delicious six grain challah, try strauss’s bakery in BP on 13 and 52. The tastiest 6 grain challah!!! Costs about $6.50 a challah.October 26, 2009 4:05 am at 4:05 am #686319
Best bagels anywhere – The Original Brooklyn Bagel on Nostrand AveOctober 26, 2009 4:38 am at 4:38 am #686320kapustaParticipant
NY Mom, they do have great bagels, and they have good ww bagels!
if you want to risk having other great bagels, try
let me know what you think!October 26, 2009 6:05 am at 6:05 am #686322AZOI.ISParticipant
Who else in Brooklyn makes a good mixed grain or whole spelt Challah?October 26, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am #686323dveykus613Participant
I agree the best place in NY that I’ve tasted is schreibers…though we usually make the kosher by design bread machine challah and I just let it rise all day (already braided) while I cook e/t else…it comes out heavenly!October 26, 2009 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm #686325
The Hamodia had an article this week about a bread called “cheskals breas”.
It is baked by Weiss bakery in BP (13 & 49)and its full of grains and beans(imitated from the galus bread described in sefer Yescheskel).
Its a very healthy bread, rich in fiber & protien, yet low in carb. Very beneficial to ur health.
I would like to try it. They say its very tasty too.October 26, 2009 1:54 pm at 1:54 pm #686326shaatraMember
Shalom foods!October 26, 2009 2:26 pm at 2:26 pm #686327WolfishMusingsParticipant
Can’t answer the OP — we rarely buy challah.
The WolfOctober 26, 2009 2:29 pm at 2:29 pm #686328
smartcookie: Sounds similar to Ezekial bread, which was inspired by sefer Yecheskel. It is made by a company called Food for Life, and has a Chof-K pareve hechsher. You can get it at health food stores. Very healthful – and tasty, especially toasted.October 26, 2009 5:00 pm at 5:00 pm #686330seeallsidesParticipant
i know this was probly just started as a fun topic – but i think we might be getting into loshon hora when we name bakery names and dis certain types….internet loshon hora is very scary as it spreads to so many people so quickly. (telephone, telegraph, tell-a-woman, tel-a-blog………)October 26, 2009 5:00 pm at 5:00 pm #686331workingMember
My mothers challah beats the stores way way… but if I cant then shloimys on 16 and 43 is great. They are so fresh and delicous. I usually buy them hot out of the oven. YUMOctober 26, 2009 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm #686332anonowriterParticipant
I make my own 100% whole wheat challah every week. Even kids like my challah, as well as some very picky adults. 🙂
smart cookie – the company “BEST FLOUR” produces a flour called “Yechezkel’s flour”
I’ve never used it but I gather that this is what you are talking about.October 26, 2009 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm #686333
anonowriter: Is it really “100% whole wheat”? Usually, that makes it very heavy and dense. I usually see whole wheat challah recipes call for a certain % white flour mixed in. (Often 1/2)
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