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Best Sufganiot (Jelly Doughnuts)

njkosher Dec 22, 2008 12:48 PM

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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    HungryJew RE: njkosher Dec 22, 2008 01:15 PM

    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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      shoelace RE: HungryJew Dec 22, 2008 07:09 PM

      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

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        binah RE: shoelace Dec 23, 2008 05:22 AM

        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.

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      MartyB RE: njkosher Dec 23, 2008 07:53 AM

      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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        websterhall1994 RE: MartyB Dec 24, 2008 05:51 PM

        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. Fetzel RE: njkosher Dec 4, 2009 11:26 AM

        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!

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            cheesecake17 RE: Fetzel Dec 6, 2009 04:23 PM

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

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              njkosher RE: cheesecake17 Dec 7, 2009 08:16 AM

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

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                DeisCane RE: njkosher Dec 8, 2009 08:08 AM

                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.

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                  sima RE: DeisCane Dec 8, 2009 09:20 AM

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

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            jaq121897 RE: njkosher Dec 8, 2009 01:35 PM

            Anything decent in Boro Park?

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              Fetzel RE: jaq121897 Dec 9, 2009 10:56 AM

              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....

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                MartyB RE: Fetzel Dec 9, 2009 10:59 AM

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

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                  Fetzel RE: MartyB Dec 9, 2009 01:46 PM

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

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