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Sep 14, 2008 05:19 PM

Challah along I-90 btw O'hare and Beloit

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