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Jan 13, 2008 10:18 AM


I don't recall that we've had a rugelach thread in a while.

I picked up some from Barry's Deli in Waban today, and it's some of the best I've ever had. Anyone know where they source it from? Anyone have other sources of good rugelach?

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  1. Cheryl Ann's in Brookline (Putterham circle) are pretty good, but not great. I am embarrassed to say this, but the Tub of Rugelach from Costco is actually really good.

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    1. re: Cork

      No reason to be embarrassed; I've been through a tub of Costco rugelach too. But it's not close to Barry's, which is the REAL thing.

      BTW, at $12.99 a pound, it's expensive but not outrageous.

      1. re: Blumie

        Haven't had them in eons, but Rosie's Bakery used to make phenomenal chocolate ones, so good that I used to take them to NY for the holidays.

        1. re: JRL

          I like the rugelah at BJ's, believe it or not. I usually make my own for the holidays,
          but in the interest of saving time, I bought them there. I was pleasantly surprised at how good they were. I don't think I'll bother baking them again.
          I have tried Costco's in the past, (my son is a baker there) but I didn't like them as much as BJ's!

          1. re: CaroleL

            We tried a couple of tubs of rugelach from BJ's a couple of months ago, and threw most of them away. I found them tooth-achingly sweet and lacking much flavor beyond that.

            The ones at Kupel's aren't too bad. I sorely miss that bakery in Newton Centre - I took the T from Allston just for their rugelach.

            1. re: Allstonian

              Do you mean Lederman's? I used to work there when I was a kid. They used to have three older Jewish bakers, Sam, Walter and Morty (sounds so cliche, doesn't it?). Sam was a true artist when it came to rugelach!

              1. re: Blumie

                Yep, that's the place. I have no recollection of how I ran across it, since it's so far out of my normal stomping grounds, but having tasted those rugelach, it's very hard to find any others that live up to the gold standard. However, I will stand by my assertion that Kupels' aren't bad.

                1. re: Allstonian

                  I was gonna say Kupel's too, they're decent. I wasn't thrilled with Cheryl Ann's the one time I was there. I have a bunch of recipes to make them but have yet to try but I think they'd be better than the majority out there.

    2. The cinnamon walnut ones from Whole Foods are not too sweet and have a very good sour creamy taste. I haven't tried the other kinds. If you like really crispy and flaky rugelach then these are not for you - they are on the soft side.

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      1. re: cookiezim

        I actually like the ones from Whole Foods too. The apricot ones are yummy. (Of course the ones I make in my own kitchen are the BEST!!)

        1. re: madcow

          The chocolate ones are good from Whole Foods too, not too sweet, but not as good as Ledermans used to be or really good rugalach from NYC.

      2. The rugelach C3 [Clear Conscience Cafe] sells is superb. I can't remember where they get them from but I will post back when I remember. They get their bread from Nashoba but I don' t know about the Rugelach. But they are not too sweet, not cloying, the right amount of chew. Very fresh!

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        1. re: miiki

          Hey all

          Yep- the rugelach at C3 is from Nashoba Bakery. As I said- not a rugelach fan but these did convert. Amazing.


          1. re: miiki

            russos carries a good cinnamon rugelach