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Sep 22, 2006 04:35 PM

Challah in San Francisco

Where can I get a good Challah in SF for some new year celebrations tonight? So far, I've been underwhelmed by the selection of jew food here in San Francisco (bagels, corned beef, matzo balls etc.) Am I going to have to travel back to South Florida for a good knish?

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  1. Believe it or not, Citizen Cake had a GREAT challah, not overly eggy. Unfortunately, the last time I tried to buy it (about a month ago) I was told by the counterperson that the baker who made the challah wasn't working there anymore.

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    1. re: tete_de_fromage

      Oh, no. I liked that challah. And if you went after six pm you could get two loaves for the price of one. I hope they find someone new.

      Yeah, the quality of Jewish food in SF isn't up to Florida standards. Where have you tried so far so we don't repeat.

      Irvings gets a lot of good mentions, but maybe someone can say where it is sold these days

      1. re: rworange

        I haven't tried too many places. I know there's a deli on polk street called "east coast west" but I haven't eaten there yet.

        1. re: rworange

          Here is Irvings website...with info on where to purchase

          1. re: rworange

            Irving's is available at a handful of places in the City:


            It's also possible to get it delivered weekly, according to the website.

        2. ACME's challah is very good, though to be fair I don't know much about Jewish food (I do know good bread though!).

          You'd best go to the ACME stores in Berkeley or in SF Ferry Building, and call ahead if you want to make sure they have some left!

          1. Noe Valley Bakery on 24th Street has round challah. I think they make plain, poppy, sesame and raisin. Bay Bread also has challah. I don't know if it is round. And yes, unfortunately, you will need to travel for a good knish.