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Sep 19, 2006 10:15 PM

Challah in the East Bay

Ideally, I'd like to find a bakery/grocery in North Berkeley. I am aware of Nabolom's in Elmwood. I am sure Cheeseboard has challah, but looking for other favorites.

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  1. I'm not a big fan of Semifreddi in general, but their challah is good.

    I am a big fan of Bennett Valley (Saturday Berkeley farmers market), noticed the other day that they had challah. Haven't tried it.

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      1. re: nomadfromcincy

        At their retail shop (not a bakery) at 372 Colusa, Andronico's, or Berkeley Bowl.

            1. re: nomadfromcincy

              So far it is Irvings..he used to deliver door to door...don't know if he is in the East Bay...see if his website helps...


      2. I like the challah at the kosher bakery on Grand (Grand Bakery, or something?)

        Semifreddi's is decent; not great.

        1. there's a place called House of Bread on San Pablo Ave just north of Solano -- haven't been there yet myself.

          1. I know that Acme (Cedar and San Pablo) has it on occasion. They can actually get any item you want from their other locations (I sometimes get their hot dog buns sent over from one of the San Francisco locations).

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            1. re: Jess Leber

              They have it on Fridays and Saturdays. It is made with butter.

            2. While not in North Berkeley, The Bread Workshop on University (near the Andronicos) has challah. It has really good flavor but occasionally it's too dry.