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Good Babka near 32nd and 5th

bladerobbins Sep 21, 2007 07:58 AM

I usually get babka for breaking the Yom Kippur fast in Jewish Williamsburg, but didn't have time this year. Any suggestions of a place to get a decent chocolate babka near my office at 32nd and 5th?

(I'm also posting on the Outer Boroughs board for a place near my house in Carroll Gardens if anyone knows of anything there...)


  1. LeahBaila Sep 21, 2007 07:59 AM

    Are you willing to walk 10 blocks to Eisenberg's on 22nd and 5th? They've got good babka.

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    1. re: LeahBaila
      bladerobbins Sep 21, 2007 08:05 AM

      sure. is it of the soft, chewy variety?

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      Lexie Sep 21, 2007 06:18 PM

      Maybe it's too late, but I'm pretty sure they have it at Todaro Bros., 2nd ave and about 31st Street. Call first.

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      1. re: Lexie
        fsd1116 Sep 22, 2007 06:52 PM

        Zaro's in Penn Station sells babka.

        1. re: fsd1116
          bladerobbins Sep 25, 2007 12:23 PM

          ended up getting chocolate and cinnamon at whole foods. they were surprisingly good. so good in fact that i gorged on the leftovers last night until i got a belly ache.

          1. re: bladerobbins
            fsd1116 Sep 25, 2007 06:37 PM

            It may not exactly qualify as "babka," but Zabar's sells something called Russian coffee cake that is out of this world!

            1. re: fsd1116
              foodluvngal Sep 26, 2007 05:24 AM

              I agree. Zabar's Russian Coffee Cake is unbelievable! You could just plotz!

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