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Nov 21, 2008 08:41 AM

Who makes the best Bialys and the best Onion Rolls in the Philly area?

Any thoughts on the best onion rolls and best bialys in the area??

Thanks, Ryan

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  1. Le Bus Bakery in the Reading Terminal Market has what they label as "Jewish Onion Rolls" that are excellent.

    4 Replies
    1. re: Bossa_Nova

      Nice tip, BN, mean to get my butt down there, just too cold! Brrr!

      1. re: Bossa_Nova

        Bossa, do they sell "salt sticks" at Le Bus? They are a childhood favorite of mine.

        1. re: givemecarbs

          I think it's called NY Bagels at City Line and Haverford has salt sticks. Thank you.

          1. re: Bride of the Juggler

            Yeah, I think that's the new name - that place has always been the go-to place for transplanted NYers with a jones for Jewish ethnic carbs. Bagels, bialys, salt sticks - all very good. I don't think they're quite as good as the original owners were, but it's been such a long time since they changed hands, I don't think my memory could possibly be reliable.

            For a very long time,they were not just the best, but the *only* place you could get any of those foods anywhere in the region.

      2. Rolings Bakery in Elkins Park. Handmade bagels and (I think) bialys. They really know what they're doing there.

        1. Kaplan's in Northern Liberties - 3rd street

          1. south street bagels (aka "hot bagels") had bialy's last time I was there. sue's produce stand (rittenhouse area) had them for a while but not anymore.. anywhere else?? in the city?? I love the damn things, most people in Phila dont even know what a bialy is!!!