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To send to shiva in Silver Spring...

MRS Aug 2, 2009 07:20 PM

I'm not sure if I am even posting on the correct board, as I am really unfamiliar with the area-but I need some ideas of places/bakeries/pastry shops that I can call to send a basket to a shiva being held this Tues and Weds. in Silver Spring. It does not need to be kosher, but it does need to be really good!!!

Help, please! Thanks so much!

  1. d
    dining with doc Aug 3, 2009 06:25 AM

    if you need kosher then contact Shalom Kosher Market in Silver Spring
    if not kosher then contact BJ Pumpernickles in Olney or Parkway Deli in Silver Spring

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    1. re: dining with doc
      ClevelandDave Aug 3, 2009 02:23 PM

      Dude, she said it didn't need to be kosher...

      How about Celebrity Deli if you're doing a meal. But if not, try one of the better grocery stores for a fruit basket- Balduccis, Harris Teeter, Dean and Deluca or Whole Foods certainly do baskets, but also a Magruders or others might as well...if you're out of town you can probably order one online or call the store closest to where you want the delivery done...

    2. e
      elmoz Aug 3, 2009 08:08 AM

      It's a pricier than Shalom, but for kosher I think the Pastry Oven in Silver Spring has much better stuff, both in taste and presentation. I don't know if they deliver, but I've always found them very accommodating in other areas.

      1. c
        chowsearch Aug 3, 2009 08:14 AM

        If I was in a shiva house, I would enjoy some delivered Chinese. Those cold platters get old fast. Maybe some items that could sit around, like steamed dumplings (maybe some veggie ones too), mixed fried rice (hold the pork if necessary), sauteed snow peapods, skip the hard-to-handle like lo mein. Don't know who is best Chinese delivery thereabouts, but I know others on here will.

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        1. re: chowsearch
          dining with doc Aug 3, 2009 08:58 AM

          we only eat chinese on sunday nites....just kidding. we went to a shiva house recently which had platters from Lebanese Taverna. I guess it depends on what the mourners like to eat, how much you want to spend and how traditional you wan't it to be. Also, Bradley Food on arlington road in Bethesda sends condolence platters

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          4X4 Aug 3, 2009 09:00 AM

          Snider's, in Silver Spring, might be able to put together a decent platter or basket for you.

          1. b
            Bethheth Aug 3, 2009 09:24 AM

            If you are looking for pastries, cookies, or bagels, try Royal Bagel Bakery in Germantown. They just started delivering.

            1. m
              MRS Aug 3, 2009 10:15 AM

              Thanks, everyone. I actually just arranged to send a gigantic, amazing carrot cake from Karen Kay's Cakes. http://karenkayscakes.com/ I believe she is based in Olney, MD

              She was so lovely when I spoke to her just now and will be hand delivering the cake just before the family starts to receive people at the home b/c I was concerned about the timing of delivery and when the family will be back from the burial.
              I must say, her cakes looks so good, that I am thinking of having a red velvet ( my husband's fave) sent up to NY where we live for his b-day at the end of the month.
              When my father died, I couldn't stand the thought of looking at one more fruit basket or deli platter ( though it was SO nice that people cared enough to send anything at all) So, I tried to think of something different.
              Please check Karen's site out and think about supporting her venture! I was so touched by how caring she was about handling this properly for me.

              1. j
                Jacey Aug 3, 2009 03:46 PM

                Parkway Deli in Silver Spring

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