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Best Potato Kugel in Midwood/Flatbush?

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The best that Potato Kugel that I could find in Midwood/Flatbush, Brooklyn was at Meisner's on Avenue M - but the store seems to have closed. Any other recommendations for a really good potato kugel?

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  1. As a potato kugel maven, the best i've come across so far is Shicks take-out in Boro Park.. The oil they use alone will last you for all 8 nts. of Chanukah.

    1. Well I think Flatbush Takeout on Coney Island Ave is better, although the potato kugel mavens are fiercely divided should there be an eggy fluffiness like a souffle? Should it be well peppered to give a little kick? Should it be denser and more cake like or is the addition of flour or matzo meal a dilution of the essence of its nature... And a maven selects a different kugel for keeping on the blech for Shabbos morning than for friday night....

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      1. re: EvanM

        Never should have matza meal or flour fillers. The straight stuff: oil, potatoes, eggs, onions, salt, dash pepper, onion powder!
        No vanilla, either. Why do some takeouts load their kugel with vanilla???

      2. MEISNER still has his original store on Avenue I between East 29th and Nostrand. They had the Avenue M store for the kitchen which they used for catering, but now have the former Aperian on Kings Highway and no longer needed the Avenue M kitcken.

        I've found over the past 35 years that Flatbush Takeout on Coney between J and K has always had the best of everything. Meisner's potato kugel is almost as good.

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        1. re: yaakov

          I have also bought Flatbush takeout's Potato kugel for many years, as an alternative to Meisner's kugel . I do agree that it's very good. Actually, as far as I understand they make 3 kinds of potato kugel - the round one, which is all potato, a rectangular one that has some filler, and the overnight kugel. I get the round one.
          I was just wondering if anyone makes one that is even better. The Schick's recommendation sounds like it may be too greasy for me, and I was hoping to stick to Flatbush stores.
          Thanks everyone for your input, and hope it keeps coming.

          1. re: Bzdhkap

            What's overnight kugel?

            1. re: cheesecake17

              Overnight Kugel usually refers to potato kugel that has been left to bake overnight (usually with a pan of steaming water underneath), to give it that special "Overnight" taste. Go into any good takeout (preferably in Boro Park) and ask for some. You will not be disappointed!

              1. re: Fetzel

                interesting- thanks!