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Poppy Seed Filing in Boston?

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mizzduke Dec 14, 2006 03:07 PM

Does anyone know of a good source in Boston for poppy seed filing (even in the can, Solo is the most common brand)? I've looked in my local Shaw's (Porter Sq.) and Foodmaster (Rt 16), but no luck so far. I'm looking for the sweet kind, not just regular old poppy seeds, obviously. I'm on a mission to make hungarian poppy seed roll! Thanks!

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    galka RE: mizzduke Dec 14, 2006 03:39 PM

    Call the Russian stores- they sell poppy rolls and sometimes sell the filling separately (maybe frozen?)
    I am lazy, so I buy the rolls and they are great

    BAZAAR
    617-787-1511

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      charlieg RE: mizzduke Dec 14, 2006 07:32 PM

      The Butcherie in Brookline usually has the Solo filling, and sometimes their own as well. I have also seen Solo at Stop & Shop in Brighton and Natick.

      1. gini RE: mizzduke Dec 14, 2006 07:46 PM

        The Butcherie definitely has it as does Bazaar in Brookline (not sure about the one in Allston).

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          jwexler1791 RE: mizzduke Dec 15, 2006 04:29 AM

          Beacon Kosher on Beacon St., Brookline, out past Coolidge Corner usually has excellent homemade "poppy seed butter" (ground poppy seeds mixed with sugar) available. It is the best poppy seed filling that I have found around here. You need to ask the guy at the front for it, and he will go get it.

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            babka eater RE: mizzduke Feb 25, 2010 10:27 AM

            This is an old thread but I have the same question. In the last few years, has anyone found a good source (not in Brookline, preferably in Cambridge / Beacon Hill / Back Bay) for poppy seed filing?

            Thank you.

            1. Bob Dobalina RE: mizzduke Feb 25, 2010 10:37 AM

              Check out the Baltic Deli and the other place with the cheap kielbasa sandwiches in Andrew Square - DJ's Market - in Southie. Not sure if they sell it, but I know that DJ's makes their own sweet poppy seed breads on the weekend. Which are awesome by the way, if you don't want to go through the trouble of making them yourself.

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