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Challah bread in OC?

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Where can you find good challah bread in Orange County? Any bakeries that always have it? Preferably in the Tustin area. Thanks in advance!

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  1. Abel's Bakery
    Address: 24601 Raymond Way # 7, Lake Forest, CA 92630
    Phone: (949) 699-0930

    Orange County Kosher Market
    Address: 688 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780
    Phone: (714) 838-3108

    1. What about Trader Joe's?? I haven't tried it but their "pain brioché" is excellent.

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      1. There's a bakery called Poul's in Orange, and their challah is excellent. ( 770 N Tustin St, Orange, 92867 - (714) 532-5101) I went in on a Friday, without pre-ordering, and they had a lot of them left.

        Also, Benjie's deli in Santa Ana has challah. I think you need to order ahead, though.

        1. Jerry's Deli sells pretty good Challah. There's one right by South Coast Plaza. I make a better one with a really easy recipe from my bread machine's cookbook. If you have a bread machine it's very simple. It's better if I just have the machine kneed the dough and then I braid it and bake it in the oven, but even just in the machine it's very good.

          They also have good bread, including Challah, at French's Pastry (www.frenchspastry.com) at the corner of Baker and Fairview in Costa Mesa.

          David

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