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Chocolate Babka

Can you recommend a source for chocolate babka? I hear that BiRite is making some now but it's not dense.

Thanks kids on behalf of me and my grandmother who would be offended by the idea that I live in a place without babka.

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  1. I know there's a place in the outer Richmond, although I don't know the name or its address. I'll ask my friend for the info.

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    1. re: mchan02

      I remember seeing it on the menu at Saul's Deli in North Berkeley, though I've never tried it.

      1. re: dreamsicle

        They do have Green's brand chocolate babka at Saul's
        You can buy a whole babka, frozen, but usually have to convince the cunter help that they do sell them that way.

      2. re: mchan02

        apparently they sell out very quickly.

        Tel Aviv Kosher Meats Deli & Restaurant
        2495 Irving St
        (between 25th Ave & 26th Ave)
        San Francisco, CA 94122
        (415) 661-7588

      3. They sell a packaged one at Berkeley Bowl that's actually delicious (and pareve if it matters to you).

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        1. re: milklady

          This is all great info. thanks. I'll post once I've gotten some.

          1. re: milklady

            That's actually the Green's brand from Brooklyn they have at Berkeley Bowl. Delicious, especially warmed in the oven until the crust gets a little crisp and the chocolatey parts get gooey. Has anyone tried Bi-Rite's attempt? How is it??

          2. I've seen a couple of kinds at Mollie Stone's. I think one is Green's. I can't remember which one I had, but I'm not a babka expert so I can't say how it compared to some of the famous New York ones. My feeling is that babka is a little bit of a very personal thing. The one I had was OK, but it didn't taste super fresh.

            1. Niles Pie Co. in Pleasanton makes a very good babka.

              http://nilespie.myshopify.com/collect...

              Does anyone know of a good babka maker in the South Bay?

              1. I strongly recommend Wise Sons Deli. They are currently operating as a pop-up, open on Saturdays at 105 Valencia St @ McCoppin, inside Jackie's Cafe. The babka, either chocolate or chocolate with caramel, is out-of-this world good. Loaves are 11 or 20, or $3.50 for a generous slice. They are seeking a permanent spot, which I look forward to.

                http://www.wisesonsdeli.com/