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Good rugelach in DC/NoVA area - even Maryland, if needs be

Cocinero Cubano Dec 4, 2006 08:03 PM

I've had a jones for good rugelach ever since some of my colleagues had a Zabar's gift box sent to them. I can get a pound for fourteen bones online, but that seems a bit stiff; add shipping and it's expensive.

I figure some place around here should have good rugelach. I'd prefer a place in DC/NoVA (closer to home), but will travel to MD - Silver Spring, Rockville, Bethesda - if I need to.

Thanks -

Cocinero Cubano

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    dumpling Dec 4, 2006 09:48 PM

    My Jewish brother-in-law loves the rugelach from Pastries by Randolf in Lee Heights shopping center which is located at Lee Heights shopping center off Lee Highway in Arlington. I am not a connoisseur, but they taste good to me too. (I'm not 100% certain they are always available.)

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      Atlantis Dec 4, 2006 09:53 PM

      Costco.

      I am going to hell for this, I know, but Costco has the best rugelach by far.

      Especially the raspberry.

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        Cocinero Cubano Dec 5, 2006 11:52 AM

        AHHHHH HA HA HA . . . you crack me up. No worries about burning; I think many times one finds the best stuff in the most unlikely places. Thanks for the tip.

        Cocinero Cubano

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        rcooperman Dec 4, 2006 09:55 PM

        IMHO as an ex-New Yorker, the best traditional rugelach this side of the Delaware River is Upper Crust Bakery in North Silver Spring. They have three varieties - traditional with raisin, chocolate and raspberry (this one has coconut, ugh). I only vouch for the traditional. Their danish and coissant are good too. They are located in a little shopping center off New Hampshire Avenue at Randolph Road. They run out early and they are closed on Monday's.

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          PollyG Dec 5, 2006 02:37 AM

          Wegman's stocks rugelach and Green's Babka.

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            baloo Dec 5, 2006 12:58 PM

            The Green's from Wegmans are great, and so are their babka. they come in cinamon and chocolate. sometimes Wegmans has another brand of rugulah as well, but I don't remember the name. Dean & Deluca also has them sometimes, and they are good too.

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              svt Dec 5, 2006 01:44 PM

              You may want to try Morty's on Wisconsin in Tenleytown--pretty good rugelach, in my opinion, though I'm no expert.

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