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Best Sufganiot (Jelly Doughnuts)

As it's the time of year, who has the best sufganiot (Jelly Doughnuts) in the tri state area. Looking for jelly only, not caramel or any other filling, and no Dunkin Donuts.

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  1. I am going with Queens Pita.

    Big, Cakey and full of jelly. They also have a peanut butter filled this year which is to die for.

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    1. re: HungryJew

      iv always liked the queens pita ones and i swear by them for most things, but the donuts this year were horrible horrible

      my guess is that something was up with the oil they fried them in, but yuck yuck yuck

      1. re: shoelace

        I agree with the queens pita remark. They were like greasy buns.Have you tried Amalya Grocery down the block from them? They taste like the ones from Israel- jelly only. I got a box for my kid's class last week and I'm getting more for us today. They're so good they're dangerous.

    2. I too am looking for good Jelly Doughnuts, with emphasis of the “jelly”. I don't want one that is a large hunk of tasteless cake with a tiny pocket of jelly. I am looking for one that most bites of the doughnut have jelly in them.

      The same thing is with cheese danish (my favorite). There is cheese DANISH (mostly doughy cake with a thin layer of cheese) and then there is CHEESE danish (thick cheese layer surrounded by the danish). So what I am looking for are very good JELLY doughnuts.

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      1. re: MartyB

        Mom's Pastries has the most incredible sufganiyot I've ever tasted. The only ones I'd even consider using 8 points on (Weight Watchers). I love the caramel, but I know they have Jelly too. They are always trying to please there- I bet if you called ahead, Avital would make them with extra Jelly for you.

      2. I too am looking for REAL Israeli-style doughnuts. The doughnuts sold here (Brooklyn, NY) are nothing like the real thing. I am looking for a really soft, moist doughnut with either jelly or caramel filling, preferably in BP/Flatbush area. Thanks!

          1. re: Fetzel

            Holon on Kings Highway had some last week. Bought my husband a jelly one, he liked it.

            1. re: cheesecake17

              Anything for NJ. Again, nothing with the red syrupy stuff. Preferably, one using a good quality jelly or jam.

              1. re: njkosher

                Cait & Abby's in South Orange and Short Hills has pretty good ones, but a) the heckscher is conservative and b) it sells out quickly.

                1. re: DeisCane

                  Has anyone had donuts from Amnon's in Boro Park? Haven't tried them but they claim they are Israeli style

            1. re: jaq121897

              I bought jelly doughnuts today from Gross Bakery in BP (16th Ave. bet. 54-55), and they were absolutely delicious! Fresh, really soft and tasty. I saw that they also have custard and other flavors....

              1. re: Fetzel

                Do they have alot of jelly in them or just a small pocket near one of the edges?

                1. re: MartyB

                  I wouldn't say that they were full of jelly, but definitely more than some bakeries have (little dab).