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Zeppole for St. Joseph's Day in Pittburgh?

theprintedpage Mar 18, 2009 11:15 AM

I'm new to Pittsburgh this year and am wonderfing how to get my zeppole fix tomorrow on St. Joseph's Day. I've called a few bakeries and they've never heard of zeppole. Does anyone have an idea where I can get them?

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  1. yayadave RE: theprintedpage Mar 19, 2009 05:48 AM

    I was surprised at how hard this was in Pittsburgh. The only places that I could think of were Oakmont Bakery and Moio's. http://www.moios.com/flash.htm

    But these may not be a bakery item as much as a donut shop item. Sure is a puzzle.

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      Rick RE: theprintedpage Mar 19, 2009 11:34 AM

      I've lived here all my life, never heard of the either. Were you able to find them, they sure do look good from what I pulled up on the internet.

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        Panini Guy RE: theprintedpage Mar 20, 2009 04:26 AM

        Zeppole were big in NY/CT/NJ, mostly at church fair celebrations for the different patron saint days and at outdoor festivals. Rarely saw them on a menu anywhere. Whenever I describe it to someone around Pgh, they immediately think funnel cake, sometimes pizza fritte, both along same lines, but flat.

        1. yayadave RE: theprintedpage Mar 20, 2009 05:38 AM

          Bravo Italiana offered zeppole on their Sunday brunch menu for a while. I'm not sure if their going to continue zeppole or the Sunday brunch. I think they had to make the zeppole to order.

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            Bigley9 RE: theprintedpage Mar 20, 2009 09:53 AM

            Maybe you could order them....I know many italian bakeries in Phila have them for Saint Joseph's day (which I know was yesterday, but they have them all around the day!)


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              theprintedpage RE: theprintedpage Mar 21, 2009 11:06 AM

              Thanks, all, for your help. I think next year I'll have to make them myself!

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                yayadave RE: theprintedpage Mar 21, 2009 05:55 PM

                So far you've posted from San Fransisco, Rome, and Pittsburgh. At that rate, you may be in Naples by next St. Joseph Day.

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                MondoMunch RE: theprintedpage Mar 19, 2013 03:36 PM

                I feel the same way. I'm from RI and can't find one bakery in the Burgh that knows what I'm talking about. I even check out Bloomfield. Nada
                Next year I guess I will have to make them. Then sell them and make some good money.

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