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Help! Best Kosher bakery on LI or in Queens?

janie May 30, 2007 10:36 AM

Who has good rugelach, (not looking for the quality of Andre's in Forest Hills--never had any in their league that was kosher)--but, am looking for some high quality kosher sweets--the bakeries on 108th street in Rego Park are lousy, and so are the ones on Main Street in Kew Garden Hills.......so, please suggest some other places...thanks!! I like Benkert's in Great Neck, but believe they are kosher style, but not under any supervision...

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    DeisCane RE: janie May 30, 2007 11:34 AM

    Dairy or pareve?

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      dairymaven RE: janie May 30, 2007 01:36 PM

      try bageltown in west hempstead, they are also nut free.
      or in the five towns are a few bakeries.

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        jeterfan RE: dairymaven May 30, 2007 02:42 PM

        Sapienza in Elmont has excellent dairy baked goods that are far superior to their

      2. Joe Berger RE: janie May 30, 2007 04:32 PM

        I don't know when you were there last, but Andre's has some sort of new Kosher certificate in the window, so call them for details. because of that certificate, I'lI eat their stuff, but I won't bring it to other peoples home as a food gift until they close on Saturday and get under the Vaad, which is very unlikely to happen since Eastern European kosher consumers in Rego Park/Forest Hills are not that particular about certifications.

        actually, now that I think about it... they sell pretty great dairy rugglech in Costco's bakery, and I remember seeing some sort of hechsher on the package.

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          ScottK RE: Joe Berger May 31, 2007 05:41 AM

          I think Steinbergs in Oceanside is without a doubt the best kosher bakery our family has ever tasted in New York.

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            Joe Berger RE: ScottK May 31, 2007 06:49 AM

            I've heard Steinbergs is full of people who defected from Zomicks in Cederhurst, so it basically tastes the same. any truth to that?

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              MartyB RE: Joe Berger May 31, 2007 09:46 AM

              I don't follow the logic, are you implying that Zomicks is the best therefore if anyone defects from them it must be that where they defected to must taste like Zomicks? Could it be that Steinbergs is better?

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                Joe Berger RE: MartyB May 31, 2007 12:54 PM

                I didn't mean to imply anything, just wondering if what I heard was true, and how it effects these two top LI bakeries and how they compare to each other.

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                dude RE: Joe Berger May 31, 2007 02:08 PM

                Steinberg's stuff is actually baked at Wall's in the 5 towns.

                I love their bread, but I find their desserts all taste the same. Rugelach are OK, but I've been surveying the area and the best are at Mario's on Merrick Rd (Italian, non-kosher of course!)

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                  zukabaker RE: dude Dec 4, 2007 06:55 PM

                  Steinberg's stuff is not from Wall's!!!!
                  Some items come from Zomick's and some items are made there.

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                    inky RE: zukabaker Dec 6, 2007 03:58 PM

                    Steinberg's in Oceanside

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                      zukabaker RE: inky Mar 6, 2008 08:42 PM

                      Yes Steinberg's in Oceanside.
                      Zomick's and Steinberg's share the same owners. The products are made at the new facility in Inwood and then baked at the store fresh every day.

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            JFH RE: janie Mar 7, 2008 06:39 AM


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              whitewater RE: JFH Mar 11, 2008 10:57 AM

              Not such a fan of Queens Pita-- actually, it depends on what you're buying. The pita a dense and not airy like those from the pita bakery on Avenue U in Brooklyn or Crown Heights.

              Check out the baked goods from Tomer Grocery in Cedarhurst on Central Ave. where there's an emphasis on sephardi delights like mamoul.

              Beigel's in Queens is good- they also supply Brach's in Lawrence.

              Not to forget Sapienza in Elmont and Costco on Rockaway Tpke in Lawrence.

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                gharr RE: whitewater Apr 8, 2008 03:07 PM

                do you know what the kosher certification for the costco bakery is?

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                  berel RE: gharr Apr 9, 2008 05:32 AM

                  it's OK labs Dairy

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              MAHOSCH RE: janie Mar 16, 2008 12:57 PM

              For the best parve koshe ruggelach in Queens try Queens Pita and Bakery. they are on main street by 68th dr( a few doors from supersol). Truthfully all their chocalate baked good are excellent. I use them regulary for all baked goods when not in 5 towns.

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                aleks1429 RE: janie Oct 3, 2008 07:54 AM

                I would recommend

                http://www.aronbakery.com, they have the best parve kosher sweets in forest hills and queens. They also do catering and weddings and delivery.

                all the best

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                  dx2etc RE: aleks1429 Oct 4, 2008 01:38 PM

                  Pearl's Kosher Bakery, in the same shopping plaza as Fairway on Manetto Hill Rd. in Plainview, is outstanding. The Russian coffee cake and babka are fantastic. It's Shomer Shabbat with Orthodox supervision.

                  There are also many good kosher baked goods in the Fairway itself

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                  Lissy63 RE: janie Oct 3, 2008 08:25 AM

                  Country Boy Bakery in Long Beach, which is under the supervision of the South Shore Vaad, has great rugelach as well as other items. I find them to be superior to other bakeries in the area..

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