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Challah along I-90 btw O'hare and Beloit

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We are visiting our daughter in Beloit Wisconsin next weekend and are going to make Friday night dinner for her and her friends. Does anyone know of a bakery along Interstate 90 (easy on, easy off) that has excellent challah that we could pick up on the way up? I am sure the pickings will be nonexistent in Beloit itself.

Many thanks!

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  1. I do not think you will find much on that I-90 corridor - best bet will be to go a bit east first to skokie or west rogers park - you will be able to get some excellent challahs either in some of the Jewel's in the area or from baeries like Breadsmith or Tel Aviv Kosher Bakery -

    Tel-Aviv Kosher Bakery
    2944 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659

    Jewel Osco
    2485 Howard St, Evanston, IL 60202

    3327 Dempster St, Skokie, IL

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    1. re: weinstein5

      If your going to go out of your way into Skokie; Kauffman’s on Dempster & NY Bagel & Bialy on Touhy are by far not only the best tasting in the city, they are both right off the Eden’s Expressway at the above mentioned exits by 1 block or less!

      Otherwise, just look for a Garden Fresh Market anywhere in Chicagoland along your route, they carry many of the local kosher & Jewish baker’s products fresh on the shelves, where as Jewell would most likely not. I personally don’t care for Jewel or Dominick’s breads, especially since they both are no longer Chicago area companies and don’t use Chicago bakeries like they used to; i.e. Heinemann’s.

    2. You best bet is around the airport. There is really not a whole lot once you get onto the freeway. And Beloit is a relatively barren culinary wasteland (although there is a decent bagel shop near the college and a pretty decent pizza place.)

      Most of the Jewel stores, Garden Fresh and the like in Kane Co. or McHenry Co. don't carry much challah