Where Do You Buy Your Challos For Shabbos?!
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October 27, 2009 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm #686335hudMember
only 2 ppl mentioned Shreibers?! Their Challa is amaaaazing!!! and if you go for the doughy variety, try Bagel City(if they still make them). When we were kids we devoured them!October 28, 2009 3:18 am at 3:18 am #686336Torah LoverMember
My husband makes the Challahs…and let me tell you they are so delicious..October 29, 2009 1:44 pm at 1:44 pm #686337anonowriterParticipant
NY Mom – yes. it is 100% whole wheat and also light and fluffy. (I use white whole wheat)October 29, 2009 5:00 pm at 5:00 pm #686338
anon: Hmmm, I have never heard of white whole wheat. If it’s “white” whole wheat, doesn’t that mean that some percentage of it is white flour?October 29, 2009 5:40 pm at 5:40 pm #686339jphoneMember
We had company who brought challos from a bakery called “zeidys” in fairlawn, nj. Delicious. The chocolate chip challash was really good too, despite my initial reaction of “chocolate chip, what?!?!?”October 29, 2009 6:53 pm at 6:53 pm #686340
jphone: That must be the same Zeidy’s bakery that I mentioned in this post. I must have gotten the Jersey location wrong. Their stuff is the best!
anon: I just googled “white whole wheat flour” and you are right! It is 100% whole wheat, just made with a different variety of wheat. Very interesting!October 29, 2009 6:57 pm at 6:57 pm #686341pookieMember
Ostrovitsky’s Bakery makes the best challahs in the world and their cakes and cookies are out of this world!
1201 Ave J, Brooklyn, NY, 11230
(718) 951-7924October 29, 2009 7:54 pm at 7:54 pm #686342
pookie: Are you advertising for that bakery?October 29, 2009 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm #686343mazcaMember
My bakery is the best. I make almost all the time my challos , and they are delicious, I have been making challos for years as a matter of fact I taught a lot of people to bake challos.October 30, 2009 12:31 am at 12:31 am #686344jphoneMember
NYMOM. Maybe i’m wrong. I’m pretty sure they told me fairlawn. I didnt keep the box that the cookies came in (they were delicious too) with the address on it.October 30, 2009 1:32 am at 1:32 am #686346
Jphone: I just googled it and you were right. It is in the RCBC Kosher Directory. Thanks for the correction!October 30, 2009 3:54 am at 3:54 am #686347pookieMember
ny mom, yes i am, i know the Ostrovitsky brothers very well and i love their stuff.October 30, 2009 6:50 am at 6:50 am #686348dveykus613Participant
mazca – would you be willing to share your challah recipe? I love my bread machine challah recipe and it comes out unbelievable, as far as taste and being light & fluffy, but I have yet to find a “regular challah recipe” that I like that is not too sweet, too bland or too dense…?? (assuming it fits that criteria more or less?) TIA!November 18, 2009 4:56 am at 4:56 am #686349smartcookieMember
There’s this new bakery in BP on 12 ave and 43rd street- Yidels Bakery. We tried their challos and they were really delicious. Very HeimishNovember 18, 2009 11:42 am at 11:42 am #686350Daniel BreslauerMember
In Jerusalem, I absolutely recommend Weitzman, Rechov Givat Shaul (right next to Breslev and Chabad, a little beyond Yesh). Small store, very cheap, and great challos.November 18, 2009 1:48 pm at 1:48 pm #686351mybatMember
I really wish I could find those huge egg challahs in mexico! Yum!May 13, 2010 3:51 am at 3:51 am #686352challahMember
You can buy delicious “Bagel City” and “NMORE” challahs online at http://challahnmore.comMay 13, 2010 4:15 am at 4:15 am #686353just lookingParticipant
The best is from your own kitchen!
2nd to best is Shloimy’s Bakery on 16th ave & 43rd stMay 13, 2010 4:26 am at 4:26 am #686354simcha manMember
I can’t believe nobody mentioned Isaac’s bakery on Avenue J (next door to Bagel Hole). Their challah is the best!May 13, 2010 7:47 am at 7:47 am #686355
simcha man, my father.gets from Isaac’s every week. On a side note, Avrumy is a real Tzaddik!May 13, 2010 10:27 am at 10:27 am #686356komaMember
I once had a service call to a kosher bakery on Thursday evening, and I witnessed the 8 or so bakers preparing to do the braiding. The dough was 20 feet long, of a “saftey yellow/green” color and greased like it came out of a deep fry. I noticed the large cannisters of stabilized egg yoke with 10% sugar and who knows what else. Bakereries, like any other business produce what sells, and what sells in not always in your best nutritive interest. As NYmom is onto, there is also some less than honesty regarding the claim of “whole wheat”. Even whole wheat flour is not whole. The germ must be removed because of its poor shelf life. If you want the good stuff, you’ve got to grind it yourself, and as I know from matza, fresh ground is truly delicious!May 13, 2010 4:07 pm at 4:07 pm #686357challahMember
challahnmore.com offers free delivery in the Monsey and Teaneck areas:May 13, 2010 9:00 pm at 9:00 pm #686359
simcha man, my father.gets from Isaac’s every week. On a side note, Avrumy is a real Tzaddik!
Avrumy = I meant Avrumy Isaacs, the ownerMay 13, 2010 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm #686360hereorthereMember
I like egg Challas and the Biegels, packeged challas are excellent.
I also use them as excellent sandwich bread, and the best hot dog and burger buns, I have ever had.May 14, 2010 5:03 am at 5:03 am #686361charliehallParticipant
M&M Kosher Bakery on Johnson Avenue in Riverdale. They also have the best pita bread outside the middle east.May 16, 2010 7:42 am at 7:42 am #686362simcha manMember
d a, regards to your father. I missed giving him shulem alaichem this Friday.
Regarding Avrumy Isaac, yes I agree with you that he is a tzaddik, but I don’t think he’d appreciate us talking about his wonderful ma’asim and character. His challah, I think we could talk about. After all, that’s business.May 17, 2010 8:38 am at 8:38 am #686363bored123Participant
Squeak and mod – u missed out the best grodz = the stamford hill one – its way better than the gg and edgware one – and actually the gg grodz is not the same owners as the one in stamford hill and edgware – if u look at their shop signs – stamford hill and edgware is called Grodzinski and Daughters and the GG one is just called Grodzinski’s – and there is a definitely a difference in the stuff they make – its not as good as the original Grodzinski and daughters..
NY mom – the white wholewheat flour – is it as healthy as the brown wholewheat flour and where do u get it from i’ve never seen it before..May 17, 2010 3:21 pm at 3:21 pm #686364kapustaParticipant
bored123, the white whole wheat flour is the same as the regular whole wheat. It has the same health benefit, and can be used in recipes for challah or bread (I found that in regular baking, it had a sort of aftertaste. You can probably find it in a major supermarket (like shoprite), and I’ve seen it in several local/frum supermarkets.May 18, 2010 1:31 pm at 1:31 pm #686366komaMember
This topic lead me do some chazora to find a relevant statement I once filed away. The Bayur Halacha in Resh Mem Bais: opening title: vehu mikavod shabbos: ” and for this is an allusion in the scripture ‘and on the sixth day they will prepare that which they bring ( reffering to the maan) that which is baked should be baked’… inferred from here that one should bake on erev shabbos to prepare for shabbos, also in the time of the gemara this was the established custom, as brought by the Magen Avrohom. And in our great spiritual decline (ba’avotenu harabim) today ~ some women~ have abandoned this custom, and buy from a baker, and this is not proper for they lessen by this the honor of Shabbos.”
My, how the times is a’changin.
tranlation and accents mine.May 18, 2010 4:08 pm at 4:08 pm #686367tomim tihyeMember
Koma- You’re askin’ for it, so I’ll start.
If there were bakeries on every other block in their towns, how do you know they would’ve still baked their own Challos?
So don’t blame it on our great spiritual decline.
(Now everyone else can say how today’s women are working, busier… except that today we have the BOSCH.)May 18, 2010 4:42 pm at 4:42 pm #686368bestmiriParticipant
My mom used to bake challos every week. She stopped once before pesach. We bought challos then at Queens Pita in Main, Queens. Since then her Challah Baking is history. There challos are Delicious!!! Worth a try! When you are there, ask for his Parve Cheese Cake. If not for the sticker stating it’s parve, I wouldn’t believe it!!May 18, 2010 4:44 pm at 4:44 pm #686369Trying my bestMember
tomim tihye, koma was saying that the Bayur Halacha was chiding the women of even his time for buying challa in the bakery instead of baking it — and the Bayur Halacha attributed it even then to a spiritual decline.June 1, 2010 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm #686371
Why don’t bakeries make doughnuts all year long? I see that they make Hamantaschen all the time, but no doughnuts. Doughnuts are 500 times better then Hamantaschen, and thats a FACT! And doughnuts are an ordinary all year snack. Hamantaschen are for Purim!June 1, 2010 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm #686372postsemgirlMember
da- I don’t know where you live but in my city we have doughnuts all year round. (I even live out of town)June 1, 2010 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm #686373blubluhParticipant
FYI (NY Mom, et al): The name of the bakery in Passaic, NJ is Yochie’s Heimishe Bakery, not Zeidy’s.June 2, 2010 4:46 am at 4:46 am #686374sof davar hakol nishmaMember
home made is the best! it doesn’t take that long and is probably the healthiest choice (obviously if made without margarine, and too much sugar)June 2, 2010 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm #686375mosheroseMember
I buy challois from the grocery store next door to my house.June 4, 2010 2:41 am at 2:41 am #686376GottitParticipant
I wouldn’t give up the mitzvah of hafrashas challah for the best challah in the world! We don’t have that many mitzvahs that are “exclusively for women”. I’ll buy cake and other bakery stuff, but not challos for shabbos.June 6, 2010 8:55 pm at 8:55 pm #686377tomim tihyeMember
Gottit: Same here! While I shouldn’t judge, I don’t understand why some women bake cakes and cookies, but buy their challos.June 8, 2010 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm #686378sam responsibleMember
I don’t want to ruin the enjoyment of this thread, but this why I’m here.
It seems that there is certain Tastes consists of Junk what it is inside there. They will guess where it is. (I mean the Trans Fat) Its amazing!
I’m approving this even though I haven’t the faintest idea what it means.June 15, 2010 8:24 am at 8:24 am #686379frumyMember
DA CHIFFONS CAKE CENTER ON AVE P HAS BOTH DONUTS AND HAMANTASCH ALL YEAR AND THEIR CHALLAH AND BREADS ARE SUPERB!June 17, 2010 6:53 am at 6:53 am #686380
frumy, thanks (however, u would like to remind you about Section 3 Rule 3 in the Rules of the Coffee Room which states: Do not use excessive CAPS.)
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