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Feb 6, 2009 05:54 AM


Dear Chowhounds -

I moved back to New York after having lived in Israel for a year. In israel I was spoiled rotten with excellent challah every week. I feel like a junkie in withdraw without it - does anyone have good recommendations for non supermarket brands? (i.e. bakeries that make it fresh) Please please advise!

Many thanks,

The Challah junkie.

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  1. I love the challah that Blue Ribbon bakes. I believe you can purchase it retail at their small Blue Ribbon Market store. Just off 6th Avenue and Houston in the West Village.

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    1. re: kathryn

      A hearty (chearty?) 2nd for Blue Ribbon Bakery. I also like William Greenberg's

    2. i cant remember the name but it is the place with challah piled up in the window on first avenue west side of street between 14th and 15th..right before beth israel hospital...almost positive it is made there as are the soups,bagels,pastries etc..i've had the challah and it was great..

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      1. re: mindy

        oh, it's right next to murray's falafel, and they do always have a ton of very large challah's in the window. never had it myself though.

        i like moishe's challah a lot. My favorite would be B & H . Not sure if they'll sell a whole one but it's great stuff. I find myself craving their egg and cheese sandwiches strictly for that challah.

          1. re: sugartoof

            Moishes is good, and there is plain, poppy, and loaf pan. Usually it is all week.

            1. re: sugartoof

              The place on 1st Ave, next to Murray's used to be La Bagel, now it's something like Bagel Brothers, I think. In any case, they have an excellent challah.

          2. Absolutely Ruthy;s in Chelsea Market.

            1. amy's bread in chelsea market makes a great square challah which is perfect for french toast.

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              1. re: ericalloyd

                how is the challah at eli's on the UES? just about all of their bread is excellent. Ive lived in france and would hold eli's baguette at the same level as Daniel's baguette in paris

                1. re: tubastu

                  Their Challah is delicious a bit exp at $8.95 for a large challah but worth it.

                  very fresh.

                  Eli's Manhattan
                  1411 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10028

              2. Orwasher's-E. 78th st.?