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Best Rugelach in GTA

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adkatz Mar 13, 2009 04:58 PM

Where can one find good rugelach here in Toronto? I'm looking for something like what you can get at Cheskie's in Montreal -- a moist, plump crescent, not something dry and crumbly.

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    Tatai Mar 13, 2009 05:29 PM

    Are you looking for rugelach or miniature danishes? Judging by your description, I think it's danish (made with a yeast dough) as opposed to rugelach (more of a cookie-type dough).

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      Arcadiaseeker Mar 15, 2009 06:19 AM

      I like What a Bagel's in Forest Hill Village. Theirs aren't shaped as a crescent though (they are small) -- but they have a huge rack of different kinds -- I love them.

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        Tovah Mar 15, 2009 01:06 PM

        I'm not familiar with Cheskie's rugelach, but I love What a Bagel's rugelach (Bathurst just north of Steeles). They are very good. Tatai, the proper dough for rugelach is a cream cheese dough, not a yeast or cookie dough. They arent too difficult to make.

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          Tatai Mar 15, 2009 04:39 PM

          Thanks, Tovah -- I'm very familiar with what rugelach are. I've been to Cheskie's (on Bernard Ave. in Outremont), and I don't believe they sell rugelach at all (and embee is correct: they would have to be pareve). Rugelach are not a "Montreal thing," either; I don't know of any bakeries in Montreal that have ever sold them.

          What I still believe that adkatz was referring to are small, crescent-shaped, yeast-dough danish. Cheskie's is well known for its delicious chocolate danish, which come in many shapes and sizes.

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          embee Mar 15, 2009 01:51 PM

          I know that Cheskie's is a strictly kosher bakery. Do they make dairy based pastries or pareve only?

          I ask because I've never tasted non dairy rugalach that were particularly good. Ditto with non-dairy babka, but pictures I've seen of Cheskie's chocolate babka have actually made me drool.

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            Phoenix Mar 15, 2009 04:07 PM

            Try Phipps on Eglinton. The rugelach are great, although it is not a kosher bakery.

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              melguelph Mar 20, 2009 07:29 AM

              Kiva's on Steeles near Bathurst makes rugelach...can't compare them to anywhere else as they are the only ones I've ever indulged in.

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