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

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  1. Kossar's bialys are tops!

    1. Second that! Kossar's rocks.

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

        1. 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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            1. re: guttergourmet

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

                1. re: tamasha

                  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.

                  1. re: tamasha

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

                    Has it already shut its doors?

                    1. re: abrocadabro

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

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

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

                    1. And don't forget their pletzels.

                      1. 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. 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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                          1. re: jon

                            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.

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

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                            1. re: Sweatshirt Guy

                              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)