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Where to get EGG CREAM?

ipsedixit Aug 18, 2006 10:33 PM

I know Langer's offers Egg Cream but I've never had it there. What kind of syrup and seltzer does Langer's use for their Egg Cream? Is it any good?

Who else offers this treat?


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    Jwsel RE: ipsedixit Aug 18, 2006 10:37 PM

    I don't know about the seltzer they use, but most of the delis that do a good egg cream use the U-Bet syrup. They're pretty easy to make. I hate Jerry's Delis in general, but they do a decent egg cream. The same is true about Weiler's Family Deli in Northridge, and their egg cream (at least the one I got for takeout) comes in a giant glass.

    Frankly, an egg cream is pretty easy to make. Just mix chocolate syrup with a little milk, and add seltzer.

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      AquaW RE: ipsedixit Aug 18, 2006 10:39 PM

      Fair Oaks Pharmacy & Soda Fountain (in S. Pasadena, Fair Oaks & Mission I believe) also offers egg cream -- though I usually go there for rickeys or sundaes.

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        ipsedixit RE: AquaW Aug 18, 2006 10:44 PM

        Thanks for the tip.

        Fosselman's used to make an Egg Cream as a special order, but alas no more ...

      2. arifa RE: ipsedixit Aug 18, 2006 11:08 PM

        i like vainlla egg creams and nobody can top canter's for that. i've been to a few other places, but nobody else's tastes creamy enough for my tastes. i think i prefer vanilla egg creams on the sweet side.

        1. Das Ubergeek RE: ipsedixit Aug 18, 2006 11:09 PM

          Billy's Deli in Glendale does great egg creams, with the Fox's U-Bet.

          1. bodie RE: ipsedixit Aug 18, 2006 11:15 PM

            I am pretty sure they have Egg Cream on the menu at Brent's Deli in Northridge.

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              grawlicks RE: ipsedixit Aug 19, 2006 05:19 PM

              I love sammy romanian's, but in LA, Langer's does a great egg cream.

              1. Carrie 218 RE: ipsedixit Aug 19, 2006 06:43 PM

                Jerry's Famous Deli makes a divine Egg Cream.

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                  Das Ubergeek RE: Carrie 218 Aug 20, 2006 12:16 AM

                  ...once they look up how to do it. I guess the printed recipe is pretty good!

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                  Briggs RE: ipsedixit Aug 19, 2006 07:02 PM

                  Add Art's Deli in Studio City to the list of good egg creams, but juat about any deli will offer it. Besides, an egg cream is really tough to screw up (usually subpar syrup will do that).

                  Generic Receipe
                  Fill a glass with 1/4 to 1/3 cold milk
                  Add 1/8 glass of Fox's Ubet (the syrup of choice)
                  Add Seltzer (Do NOT club soda because of the sodium)

                  Low Cal alternative:
                  Fill a glass with 1/3 cold milk
                  Fill remainder with Canfield's Diet Chocolate Fudge
                  Enjoy an amazingly tasty alternative

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