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Sweatshirt Guy Oct 4, 2006 10:44 PM

Is Kossar's still good for Baillys? Any decent bailys in the village?

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    RGR Oct 5, 2006 12:14 AM

    Kossar's bialys are tops!

    1. tamasha Oct 5, 2006 01:15 AM

      Second that! Kossar's rocks.

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        small h Oct 5, 2006 02:59 AM

        Third that. No finer bialy anywhere, that I know of.

        1. guttergourmet Oct 5, 2006 03:20 PM

          And don't forget to pick up dessert at the Donut Plant next door (and pickles across the street from The Pickle Guys and dumplings down Essex Street from Northern Dumplings and spicy pork jerky farther down on Canal from Ling Kee). By the way, it's spelled "bialys"

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            Sweatshirt Guy Oct 5, 2006 06:54 PM

            No fooling? The l key stuck

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              Polecat Oct 6, 2006 10:06 PM

              While you're at it, wash it all down with some coffee from Gertel's Bakery, around the corner on Essex.

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                tamasha Oct 6, 2006 10:40 PM

                Gertel's is closing!
                http://www.curbed.com/archives/2006/1...

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                  ericalloyd Oct 6, 2006 11:02 PM

                  i'm sad to hear that. i used to love their tzibla kichel [little onion rolls]. they were just scrumptious. i've been going there since i was a child, and i'm 42.

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                    abrocadabro Oct 9, 2006 03:20 PM

                    Oh, that is awful news! What am I going to do for Passover cookies and cakes?!

                    Has it already shut its doors?

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                      tamasha Oct 9, 2006 08:04 PM

                      It has not yet closed. Not sure when that will happen.

              2. ericalloyd Oct 5, 2006 03:53 PM

                do yourself a favor. if you go to kossar's, in addition to the yummy bialys get a pletzel [onion board].

                1. Bob Martinez Oct 5, 2006 04:38 PM

                  Keep in mind that the present Kossar's ownership closes the store on Saturdays. The old owners kept the place open.

                  1. prunefeet Oct 5, 2006 04:39 PM

                    Oh yes!

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                      Felixnot Oct 5, 2006 06:04 PM

                      And don't forget their pletzels.

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                        debra1234 Oct 5, 2006 06:06 PM

                        Gourmet Garage (at least the one on 7th ave and 10th street) sells good bialys. They obviously don't make them there, but they get good ones from somewhere -- lots of stuff in the middle.

                        1. jon Oct 5, 2006 06:21 PM

                          if you can't actually make it to kossar's, many shops around the city sell them, i.e. fairway, corrado's bakery (in grand central), garden of eden, and maybe whole foods. they are delicious.

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                            prunefeet Oct 6, 2006 04:56 PM

                            I find that only kossar's taste like bialys. Any I have had elsewhere have been absolutely uninteresting. Bad texture, and just somehting missing tastewise. Of course I have not tried them in many places outside kossar's, I have just come to the conclusion that they can't be matched.

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                            Sweatshirt Guy Oct 5, 2006 06:56 PM

                            I lived around the Corner on East Broadway for years. It is such a great nabe for food. Thanks everyone!

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                              bruklinboy Oct 6, 2006 05:06 PM

                              just about once a month it is my duty to drive my mom into the city.
                              she just can't live without her pickles(pickle guys) and bialys(kossars)

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