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Hannukah gelt

Dave MP Dec 4, 2007 07:06 AM

I am having a Hannukah dinner tonight and I'd like to find some chocolate gelt - just the normal cheap kind - and some Hannukah candles. I tried looking at the Potrero Safeway yesterday (on the phone they claimed to have them) but when I got there, they had no Hannukah goods.

I sort of need this today - I have no car to use, and I work near Hayes Valley/Civic Center. So is there anywhere muni accessible that could work? Going up to California St. or Presidio is not an option, but taking muni trains (Union Sq, Ferry Building, Castro) could work. Any place that sells candles or gelt or both would be great - in fact, the candles are slightly more important.

Any ideas?

Dave MP

  1. Euonymous Dec 4, 2007 07:27 AM

    You can find all sorts of Hanukkah stuff at Just for Fun on 24th street in Noe Valley.

    Just For Fun-Scribble Doodles
    3982 24th St, San Francisco, CA

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      Nancy Berry Dec 4, 2007 07:30 AM

      All See's stores sell good quality, kosher Hanukkah gelt. And I think that Just for Fun on 24th St. in the Noe Valley sells candles and chanukiahs (Hanukkah menorahs.)

      Just For Fun-Scribble Doodles
      3982 24th St, San Francisco, CA

      1. Ruth Lafler Dec 4, 2007 07:46 AM

        Cost Plus should have both gelt and candles.

        1. Dave MP Dec 4, 2007 08:59 AM

          Bristol Farms in Westfield Ctr. apparently has both - I'll probably check there since it's easiest. Thanks all for the suggestions.

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          1. re: Dave MP
            Dave MP Dec 4, 2007 12:21 PM

            Went to Bristol farms and got both, in the candy/flower/gift section of the store.

            Expensive, but they'll serve the purpose. I'll definitely check out Just For Fun in the future...thanks for the suggestions.

            1. re: Dave MP
              Dave MP Dec 6, 2007 01:08 PM

              Tried some of the gelt from Bristol Farms - not sure where the gelt is made, but it's better than average, milk chocolate gelt. Not cheap though - I think a pack of 6 coins (some only dime size) was almost 2 dollars.

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            peppatty Dec 4, 2007 09:41 AM

            Trader Joe's

            1. heidipie Dec 4, 2007 10:55 PM

              The most economical hannukah gelt in the Bay area, if you are requiring quantity rather than quality, is at Smart and Final. Boxes of 150 coins imprinted to look like quarters, for I think $6.99.

              1. grishnackh Dec 6, 2007 12:59 PM

                I've seen cheap gelt at most Walgreen's locations, but heidipie's suggestion of Smart & Final is probably where I'd go myself.

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