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where to buy little rolls?

circonium Feb 25, 2009 07:09 AM

I'm looking for either mini dinner rolls or little biscuits, with which to make bite-size sandwiches for a party. Any idea where I could buy either?

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  1. mschow RE: circonium Feb 25, 2009 08:15 AM

    I know exactly the kind of rolls you are talking about, because I get them around Christmas/Thanksgiving for family members. We use them whenever we have a gathering to go with a Honeybaked Ham, or a filet roast for small sandwiches. Unfortunately, the bakery is in NJ, so not sure if that will help you. I'd say it's about a 10 minute ride into NJ from the BF bridge. They're really good,soft and the perfect size. McMillans Bakery in Westmont/Haddon Twp makes them and you should order ahead, especially on the weekends. (BTW: this bakery makes excellent donuts and breakfast items, but the cakes are just OK, IMO). Here's their information.

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      Bride of the Juggler RE: circonium Feb 25, 2009 09:18 AM

      Le Bus challah rolls would be perfect (make sure to request the non-braided kind), we just made ourselves sliders with them recently. You probably need to pre-order a large amount. They have a store at 18th and Walnut. Thank you.

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        jl0328 RE: circonium Feb 25, 2009 09:19 AM

        Le Bus in the Reading Terminal sells the small rolls also.

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          hungry100 RE: jl0328 Feb 25, 2009 10:25 AM

          I got some from Sarcone's for a party last year and they were great.

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          lawgirl3278 RE: circonium Feb 25, 2009 10:34 AM

          Try Carangi's or New York Bakery in S. Philly. I'd call and request them first though, they may not have them all the time.

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            circonium RE: lawgirl3278 Feb 25, 2009 04:17 PM

            You guys are the best! Thank you so much.

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            TwoBellies RE: circonium Feb 26, 2009 04:25 AM

            Have you tried a very small restaurant?

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              jdny1218 RE: circonium Feb 26, 2009 06:05 PM

              Acme sells mini-Kaiser rolls in their bakery department. They also have small potato dinner rolls that would work well. I prefer the potato rolls because they are a bit smaller and moister. I bought them at the Acme in Bala Cynwyd, but I'm sure others have them.

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                Bigley9 RE: jdny1218 Feb 26, 2009 06:45 PM

                Careful with potato rolls - some people really hate them - they are slightly sweet and it doesn't always work with the filling

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                brix11 RE: circonium Mar 13, 2009 08:34 AM

                BJ's Wholesale Club has a small-ish sized roll that's perfect for small sandwiches. Fits about two meatballs.

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