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Dec 3, 2006 10:29 PM

Sufganiyot (Israeli Jelly Donuts for Chanukah) in Westchester?

I'd love to get a few dozen for a party.

Whole Foods in White Plains told me they couldn't find a supplier who could provide a quantity sufficient for all their stores, so they can't carry them.

Riviera Bakehouse in Ardsley will not have them.

The New York Times mentions that Patisserie Salzburg in Rye WILL have them.
I wonder if they will taste "right" or be some strange version, given that this is a patisserie.

I wonder if anyone knows another source, in Westchester preferably.

Thanks very much.

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  1. I read a short article in the Hudson Valley magazine while I was up at Bear Mountain this weekend, on ethnic holiday treats, and they mentioned Sufganiyot. I think they also said where you can find them.. ummm but I don't remember where.. check out the magazine for more info...

    1. call the jewish /kosher place in the shopping center opposite the scarsdale jcc. is it the golden bear? call the jcc in scarsdale as a resource-
      also any chabad temple will give you info.

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      1. re: yeshana

        Thanks a million! I called the JCC and there were most helpful. They mentioned The White Plains Bakery on Mamaroneck Ave in White Plains, and Heisler's in New Rochelle as two likely places.

      2. Are sufganiyot and the usual jelly donuts we enjoy year round really different. My sources who have spent time in Israel feel that they are enough alike to be considered the same. What is the concensus?

        1. I'm new here and very jealous. We were looking for a recipe for "Israeli Jelly Donuts" because we are in metro Atlanta and they will never be found here. There use to be a great bakery on White Plains Rd in Parkchester that was our source when visiting my wifes aunt. Must be long gone by

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          1. re: gmr

            I had some that were supposedly Sufganiyot from a supermarket and there was no difference at all from any other jelly donut except they were much more expensive. No doubt a boondoggle on the part of the supermarket.

            seisenstark, if any bakery were to have them, I would imagine Heisler's on North Ave. in New Rochelle (near Quaker Ridge) would. They have some of the most delicious pastries in the county.

          2. There is a Jewish bakery on North Avenue just past Quaker Ridge Road that I think would be a source. Sorry, but I do not know the name. It is almost opposite the synagogue on North Avenue.

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            1. re: roxlet

              That's Heisler's I think, is't it roxlet? Going toward Eastchester, Heisler's is before Quaker Ridge.

              Is there another bakery past Quaker Ridge going toward Eastchester?

              1. re: dolores

                I think it's the other way, but I'm not sure-- I always get confused with which way is Eastchester and which way is New Rochelle. It is on the side of Quaker Ridge that has the strip mall with the UPS Store. Not in the strip mall, but just past in on North Avenue. Is that Heisler's? I never noticed the name.

                1. re: roxlet

                  Yes, that's Heisler's. Excellent baked goods. Just have to remember it's closed on Saturday!

                  1. re: dolores

                    Do they make Jewish corn bread? A slab of that with salted butter! Yum!

                    1. re: roxlet

                      Jewish corn bread? I wouldn't have known to ask!

                      But I did try the mandelbrot, and it was wonderful.

                      1. re: dolores

                        Yes, Jewish corn bread! I don't know why they call it corn bread -- I believe it's a type of dense rye -- but I grew up in a very multi-cultural area of Brooklyn, and my mother would buy this at the Jewish bakeries. The crust is very crackly and the crumb is very gluteny and it is really delicious. I should definitely try Heisler's. Why haven't I thought about it before now?

                    2. re: dolores

                      Heisler's would be my #1 pick too. I'm intrigued by these sufganiyot of which the OP speaks! If Heisler's makes them - they have to be wonderful! I'm craving one of their chocolate babkas right now, and I can't just blame it on my pregnancy! :o)