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