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Challah in Portland

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We are being married in Portland in June. Our venue has allowed us an exception to the "no outdside food" to bring in our own challah. Since we are pretty new to the area, we have not found the best bakery for a challah. Hopefully we can get a large one (serving 50 people) as a special order. I would be so appreciative of any ideas of who we should look into (or avoid for that matter). Thanks in advance!

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  1. Standard Bakery sells Challah. I haven't tried it yet but given how good everything else is there it's probably worth checking out.

    1. Big Sky Bakery [http://www.mainebread.com/] makes excellent challah, and will, I'm sure, be happy to take an advance order. Not sure about an XL, but you can surely find out.

      1. I presume you are using a Kosher caterer - if so, what is the caterer's name.

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        1. re: StevensAve

          We actually are not using a kosher caterer. We are having a reform/conservative wedding with no pork or shellfish but it will not be kosher.

          1. re: cheesecake

            Portland really does not have any real good challah's, so you may have to get it out of Boston or Bagel Central in Bangor which is excellent and kosher, and can ship it to Portland by Bus. Her name is Sonja, and easy to work with.

            1. re: irwin

              I assume you have a Whole Foods there? Here in Providence, after trying challah from I think every single bakery and market in the metro, Whole Foods challah is (surprisingly ) still my favorite.

              - Garris