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FeastNut2008 Mar 23, 2009 04:41 PM

Does anyone know of any place in the Boston area that sells Kolache's? I get them whenever I visit Texas at the Kolache Factory, but can not find any bakery around here that sells them! HELP!

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  1. BarmyFotheringayPhipps RE: FeastNut2008 Mar 23, 2009 07:49 PM

    For some reason, it is my place to be the downer about the foods of my homeland today, but...no. No kolaches in Boston.

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    1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps
      kallis33 RE: BarmyFotheringayPhipps Mar 25, 2009 07:49 AM

      Maybe I should complete the trend and ask about finding good chicken fried steak in the area complete with the proper kind of gravy on top?!

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        BarmyFotheringayPhipps RE: kallis33 Mar 25, 2009 10:11 AM

        Surprisingly, Deluxe Town Diner. It's by no means great, but it's better than I expected it to be. I recommend getting it with the fries instead of the not-very-good mashed potatoes. Unfortunately, no Texas toast.

      2. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps
        EmoryJ RE: BarmyFotheringayPhipps Mar 25, 2009 01:50 PM

        There's a song in there somewhere - "No Kolaches in Boston".......I just got back from Austin. YUMMMMMM! Do you dig my profile Kolache? Hungry?

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          BarmyFotheringayPhipps RE: EmoryJ Mar 25, 2009 10:15 PM

          Looks okay. But I'm mostly about the fruit ones myself. I'm seriously thinking about making up a batch this weekend now.

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        tallullah RE: FeastNut2008 Mar 24, 2009 05:36 AM

        You can order them online from Kolache Factory. You'll find polish style around here, but not Chech.

        1. C. Hamster RE: FeastNut2008 Mar 24, 2009 08:38 AM

          I grew up in a community in the midwest with a large Czech population and would love to find a kolache.

          I have never seen on here in 30 years, though.

          1. sfumato RE: FeastNut2008 Mar 25, 2009 11:59 AM

            Nope. No Tex-Czech food to be had here in Boston- at least, not from restaurants.

            People on chow have ordered them online: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/26813

            And there's a thread about making them, if you are interested: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/598347

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              Allstonian RE: sfumato Mar 25, 2009 12:52 PM

              It should be noted that the first thread mentioned, about ordering online, is mostly over 5 years old, and both of the links to bakers who purportedly will ship are dead.

              Barmy and I tried very hard to order kolache for our wedding brunch, but had to give up because the FedEx overnight shipping required was prohibitively expensive. My memory is that it ran over $100 for shipping alone for the 6 dozen kolache we wanted to order.

              1. re: Allstonian
                sfumato RE: Allstonian Mar 25, 2009 01:22 PM

                Zamykal Kolaches is mentioned in that thread a few times, and they're still in business and shipping.

                I can't speak to shipping costs, though!

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                  Allstonian RE: sfumato Mar 25, 2009 01:40 PM

                  My mistake - I didn't see any links to Zamykal's website.

                  I just did a trial run to get costs: 4 dozen kolache from Zamykal would cost $48; the cheapest overnight shipping adds another $90 to the price. Kolache are delicate and really only nice when fresh; I would not bother with any shipping that was slower than overnight.

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