Rogoleh - Where could I find the very best?
From Yonge-Davisville up to Centre St. in Thornhill, where could I find the finest rugoleh? I'd like to send some to my friend in Istanbul.
Thanks to you all.
I think, they are more commonly spelled rugelach. The one's by Wanda's Pie in the Sky (Mt. Pleasant north of Eglinton, Wanda's in the kitchen with Dinah) (also sold at Whole Foods) are outstanding as is just about everything, they make. I also like the one's at Heimeshe Bakery (Bathurst, just south of Lawrence). The ruglach at What-A- Bagel are just mediocre at best and taste mass-made.
If you are sending them overseas to Istanbul, there are amazing rugelach in New York City- Zabars- http://www.zabars.com/ and Eli's Vinegar Factory (same owner Eli Zabar) http://www.elismanhattan.com/vinegar.... Also in New York is Crumbs bakery http://www.crumbsbakeshop.com/. The American's are very adept at shipping and their service is fantastic.
The rugelach I got from Yitz's on Bathurst just north of the 407 were really good - but I do find that there are different styles... some are very bread like, and some more cookie like... some taste like they are made with cream cheese, others with butter... my all time favourite rugelach used to be from Open Window Bakery in the Shops on Steeles mall - but they are long gone... it was a cinnamon nut rugelach, and they were always fresh, tender, tasty, and addictive! Alas, I have yet to find any that taste like those, but I do enjoy a good apricot rugelach...
There is a bakery in the Bayview Village food court that makes good rugelach too.
Like most things, I think everyone has their own favourites - but as for shipping them overseas? I would think vacuum packing them might be the only way to keep them even remotely fresh for the trip!
Thanks for letting me know about Yitz's on Bathurst looniePincher! I am not surprised they closed because Centre Street is the best for sandwiches - I found that Yitz's location, slow, expensive and not as tasty - but I did like their baked items... I will have to try the original location and see if the rugelach there tastes the same.
My favourite are/were from the Bakery Factory in Thornhill. The cinnamon ones are amazing.
The Bakery Factory
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