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Best Challah in Montreal and/or Laval

FrenchPeach Apr 27, 2007 07:28 AM

I really love challah bread but honestly have no clue where I can purchase the best in Montreal and/or Laval. Help!

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    celfie RE: FrenchPeach Apr 27, 2007 09:09 AM

    a lot of the kosher stores, montreal kosher included have parbaked challah. that is the best way to eat it in my opinion - hot and fresh out of your own oven.

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      lagatta RE: celfie Apr 27, 2007 09:36 AM

      I don't know if it is the best, because it is hard for me to access points west such as Côte Saint-Luc, but Cheskie's Heimische Bakery at the corner of Bernard and avenue du Parc certainly makes very good challah. Mmmm. They are strictly kosher (Chassidim), so get there early this afternoon...

      Hmm, as the métro is extended to Laval, did you know the Blue Line was supposed to extend from Loyola campus or thereabouts to ville d'Anjou, and there were stops in Côte-Saint-Luc and Cavendish? From here (near Jean-Talon market), I could have been there in a few minutes...

    2. FrenchPeach RE: FrenchPeach Apr 27, 2007 10:21 AM

      Thanks but I can only make it to Montreal on Saturday's since I live up north. Does this mean that Cheskie's will be out of stock?

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        carswell RE: FrenchPeach Apr 27, 2007 10:52 AM

        Being kosher, Cheskies is closed on Saturdays.

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          FrenchPeach RE: carswell Apr 27, 2007 10:57 AM

          Thanks Carswell. Please forgive my ignorance.
          Do you know of any other places that I can go to? I once picked up a loaf at Premiere Moisson but it's been tough finding it since!

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            carswell RE: FrenchPeach Apr 27, 2007 11:07 AM

            Can't be much help, I'm afraid. The rare times I buy challah, I get it from Cheskies. You'll find a list of kosher bakeries at www.jewishdirectories.com/kosher1.html but, of course, they'll all be closed for sabbath. Will ask around. In the meantime, you might try checking out grocery stores in Jewish neighbourhoods.

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              C70 RE: FrenchPeach Apr 27, 2007 11:51 AM

              Cavallaro on Sherbrooke W. in Westmount. On Fridays you need to reserve your Challah, but they bake it every morning.

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          celfie RE: FrenchPeach Apr 27, 2007 11:52 AM

          i think m yfamily gets great ones at Caldwell's in cote st luc

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            lagatta RE: celfie Apr 27, 2007 12:22 PM

            Looking at carswell's list, I see Pâtisserie Adar, a place I've already heard good about - for Sephardic goodies. Has anyone been there?

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              celfie RE: lagatta Apr 27, 2007 01:03 PM

              also i dont find cheskie's challah good at all
              ill find out where to get the goods

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                bakersdelight RE: lagatta Jun 8, 2008 08:46 PM

                Adar has pretty good everything! They don't always have Sephardi things--cigares, etc.--but ask at the cash, they may have some hidden away since they cater as well. All Sephardi items can be made to order. These guys really know what they're doing in general.

            2. RhondaB RE: FrenchPeach Apr 29, 2007 06:13 AM

              Just wondering if anyone has tried Boucherie Atlantique's challah? Whenever I'm lucky enough to stumble upon one or two remaining, I grab them but they do disappear rather quickly. Their challah is not what you typically find in a kosher bakery, but more reminiscent of the challah my late grandmother used to bake only for Rosh Hashana. Atlantique bakes a sweet dense twisted challah that friends have told me is the best challah they've ever tasted. Closed Sunday, open Saturday - perhaps you can call & reserve one. Located at 5060 Cote des Neiges, phone is 514-731-4764. Their meat & fish is also great quality.

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                FrenchPeach RE: RhondaB Jun 5, 2007 11:20 AM

                I went to Atlantique for the first time on Saturday and bought a challah. All I can say is that it was FABULOUS! Toasted in the morning with a little plum butter is a real treat...

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