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Aug 17, 2007 01:01 PM

Water Challah in North Shore?

Anywhere on Noth Shore I can find water challah? What about good matjes (schartz's) Everyone refers me to Great Neck for Kosher, but I am under impression Persian/Sephardic community is not into water challah or herring.

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  1. I have to ask: What is water challah?

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    1. re: JRBlack

      Challah is the traditional European Jewish Sabbath bread; it's frequently made as a six-stranded braid, as pictured here: The most common recipe involves eggs, but German Jews in particular specialize in water challah, which is eggless, has a harder crust, and isn't as sweet as the usual eggy variety.

      1. re: GilaB

        Abu, hers are several suggestions:
        Strauss bakery in Great Neck, ask Bon Appetit in Roslyn Heights if they can get it for you (I believe that they do have challah), Bagel Boss in Roslyn Heights, Other options which are farther away (West Hempstead) are Bageltown (also nut free), Alor bakery, and Hunki's .You have to pre order for Hunki's

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      1. Yes, Strauss Bakery does have water challah, but it is usually underbaked (and sometimes thet try to sell frozen challah as fresh). There are several kosher food stores (Everfresh, GN Glatt) that bring in water challah from Brooklyn every Thursday and Friday. If you are willing to travel a little further, there is Beigel's in Jamaica Estates on Union Turnpike.