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Aug 2, 2009 07:20 PM

To send to shiva in Silver Spring...

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!

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  1. 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

      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. 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. 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

          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

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

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