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kosher bakeries in new jersey

eatinman Sep 17, 2008 01:48 PM

any suggestions? we live in middlesex county - but can travel for great baked goods.

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    DeisCane RE: eatinman Sep 17, 2008 06:37 PM

    The West Orange Bake Shop has a few really good items like the poppy cake.

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      cappucino RE: eatinman Sep 17, 2008 07:18 PM

      I will take on the role of party pooper on this site and just say that "Butterflake" in Teaneck is overpriced and overblown. How is the cookie place in Livingston? I hear they have other baked goods too.

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        koshergourmetmart RE: cappucino Sep 18, 2008 06:04 AM

        I went to gimmee jimmy's, the new cookie place. They have beautiful cakes, cupcakes. I had a red velvet cupcake-quite tasty.

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        EvanM RE: eatinman Sep 17, 2008 08:43 PM

        The only place worth going to is Lakewood's Heimishe bakeryand maybe Classy Cakes and a Viennese Table for cheese cakes. Don;t waste you time on the places mentioned above. Some people say Zadies in Fair lawn is good, but I don't see anything special about them. (Apart from challos that look similar to zomicks)

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          cappucino RE: EvanM Sep 18, 2008 05:44 PM

          Nothing in Lakewood--definately Classy Cakes--is worth raving about. I guess no one really knows anymore what good baked goods are. I'm betting that Williamsburg is still a place to get decent cookies and award-winning marble cakes. There's just something about straightforward, freshly made, non-artificial tasting cake. I will try gimme jimmy's thanks to you, koshergourmetmart.

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            koshergourmetmart RE: cappucino Sep 18, 2008 05:59 PM

            your welcome

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              cappucino RE: koshergourmetmart Jan 21, 2009 05:13 AM

              Just so you know, we finally got to Gimme Jimmy's. Yummy. The butter in the batter obviously makes a difference. Expensive, but a once in a blue moon treat. I think the sugar high will last me a couple of years.

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                koshergourmetmart RE: cappucino Jan 22, 2009 04:29 PM

                gimmee jimmy in livingston has lost its hasgacha

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                  The Cameraman RE: koshergourmetmart Oct 5, 2009 03:18 PM

                  Heimishe Bake Shop is good but not great. However, they have the best coffee of any kosher establishment I've ever been in.

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          vallevin RE: eatinman Sep 18, 2008 05:23 AM

          Zadies is phenomenal. Their chocolate kiss cake is great. If you are willing to travel I would also recommend Rollings bakery in Elkins Park, Pa (a little north of Philly).

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            absmiller RE: vallevin Sep 18, 2008 07:39 PM

            I'm intrigued...what is in the Zaide's chocolate kiss cake?

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            Benaw RE: eatinman Sep 18, 2008 05:05 PM

            Zadies in Fair lawn is by far the best and worth the trip from anywhere. Their Chocolate Chip Challies make a GREAT French Toast.

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              medford RE: Benaw Oct 2, 2008 07:08 PM

              Just tried Yochie's Heimish Bakery on Main Avenue in Passaic. Old-fashioned bakery with all the usual cakes, cookies and pastries plus breads and rolls. The honey cake was still warm when we bought it and ohhh the chocolate babka....all very fresh. Although we stopped in Eruv Rosh Hashanna, friends tell me it's consistnely good there.

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                DeisCane RE: medford Oct 3, 2008 05:39 AM

                Yochie's makes a great challah too.

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              jdh11 RE: eatinman Jan 22, 2009 08:56 PM

              Butterflake in Teaneck is great for their Challahs. Their cakes however are only average. We love the cakes from Zaidies in Fair Lawn.

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                Kosher Critic RE: eatinman Jan 27, 2009 08:23 AM

                The kosher dairy bakery in the Hackensack Costco has some very good (and large) items. Also, the bakery in the Bergenfield Pathmark is worth a stop (dairy and pareve items).

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                  kosherliz RE: eatinman Oct 5, 2009 05:49 PM

                  I think Butterflake and Zadies are both great. Butterflake ships worldwide and their challahs arrive fresh. The cinnamon challah is fantastic. At Zadies, try the chocolate mini-bells. Amazing.

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                    azna29 RE: kosherliz Oct 6, 2009 09:31 AM

                    I think Zaides cakes are generally better than Butterflake, though butterflakes birthday style (frosting) cakes are better. Zaides Challah's are good too but they don't usually have water challah which is my favorite. I highly recommend Zaides chocolate cinnamon loaf and any of the strudels. For Shavuos they make an amazing cheese strudel that is unbeleivable.

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                      Kosher Critic RE: azna29 Oct 6, 2009 11:26 AM

                      I would dissent on the B.Flake birthday-type cakes. They are wildly overpriced and the frosting tastes much like colored margarine. The chocolate cigars are quite good as are the apple pockets.

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                        GilaB RE: Kosher Critic Nov 9, 2009 04:44 AM

                        Where is there a pareve birthday cake with frosting that _doesn't_ taste like colored margarine?

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                          queenscook RE: GilaB Nov 9, 2009 12:03 PM

                          Bakery or homemade? I truly believe the parve "buttercream" frostings I make myself are tasty, and really don't have that waxy, margarine taste. I also make a tasty parve cream cheese frosting, also usable for birthday cakes.

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                            typo lad RE: GilaB Nov 20, 2009 05:00 AM

                            Yochie's in Passiac pulls it off, actually.

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                              p.j. RE: GilaB Jan 26, 2010 09:04 AM

                              Zelda's Sweet Shop in Skokie, Il. makes incredible pareve "buttercream" frosting. My daughter (a baker) and I could not believe it was pareve. "I can't believe it's not butter."

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                        Maven123 RE: eatinman Nov 9, 2009 12:05 PM

                        I heard of a terrific kosher Bakery in South Orange called Kate and Abby's. Has anyone sampled their products?

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                          vallevin RE: Maven123 Nov 9, 2009 01:40 PM

                          South Orange??? Not really a hot bed of kosher consumerism.

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                            Maven123 RE: vallevin Nov 9, 2009 02:24 PM

                            Yes, Kate and Abby's is in South Orange and it is kosher.

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                              marissaj RE: Maven123 Nov 10, 2009 04:15 AM

                              I called the above (technically they are called 'Cait and Abby's').. they are under supervision from Rabbi Orenstein- BethEl synagogue. If you are interested, here is a link to Rabbi Orenstein and BethEl http://www.bethelnj.org/index.shtml

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                              DeisCane RE: vallevin Nov 17, 2009 05:02 AM

                              Considering South Orange is home to a kosher bakery (Cait & Abby's) and a kosher market (Zayda's), and it has two very large conservative synagogues (Oheb Shalom, Beth El) within its borders and an orthodox synagogue less than a half mile from its border (Maplewood Jewish Center) that draws from South Orange, I think you might want to reconsider that comment. It may not be Passaic or the Five Towns but your head is in the sand if you think there isn't a lot of kosher consumer activity in South Orange (and Maplewood).

                              As for C&A, it is an excellent bakery--with a branch in Short Hill as well--but as noted, its hechscher is not universally accepted and it is open on shabbos.

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                              tal531 RE: Maven123 Jan 24, 2010 03:34 PM

                              Kate and Abby's is very very good but it's in Millburn, not South Orange.

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                                DeisCane RE: tal531 Jan 25, 2010 07:26 AM

                                There are two locations, one in the Short Hills section of Millburn, and one in downtown South Orange Village.

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                              tal531 RE: eatinman Jan 24, 2010 03:35 PM

                              Try Gaston Avenue Bakery in Somerville. I just bought a pareve vanilla cake with chocolate frosting - it was unbelievable! Their challahs are good too!

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