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Oct 21, 2009 10:14 AM

Where to buy Mandelbrot (NOT biscotti)

Recent;ly had some fabulous mandelbrot from a great old Jewish bakery in Toronto. Made me realize how seldom I see it here in New York.
Does anyone know a Manhattan source for fresh baked mandelbrot?

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  1. Check Moishe's in the East Village. There used to be a great bakery in a strip mall way east on Grand Street (not the same one as Kossar's, IIRC)--if they're still there they might be a good bet too.

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    1. re: Peter Cherches

      Moishe's has mandelbrot and it is pretty good.

      1. re: erica

        I like it quite a lot. It's on 2nd Av. just south of 7th St. Not all their items are equally good, but the mandel bread (as they call it) is among their tastiest items.

    2. I live in Toronto. Do you know which bakery you had them from ? Was it the Harbord Bakery (it is downtown, near University of Toronto)

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      1. re: sherry f

        It was Harbord Bakery- got the almond mandelbrot and the pistachio. They also have one with chiocolate chips. It's a bit pricey- I think it's around $16 a pound, but worth every penny. I also bought one of their loaf cakes- a banana chocolate, which was very moist and terrific. Years ago, when I lived in Toronto, I alwayds bought their rye and challah's whenever I was in the area.

        1. re: Ann900

          Thanks. I adore their almond mandel broit. When I was in Manhattan, I stopped into a bakery on the upper east side that was on one of the side streets- I think in the east 70"s near 3rd, and definitely on the south side of the street. It was an old Jewish bakery. I also recall a Jewish bakery on the upper east side (I remember it being on the west side of the street and I think it was on 3rd avenue). Sorry I can't be more specific. Both of these places reminded me very much of Harbord.

      2. Thanks everyone. Know of anyplace on the Upper West Side that has them? ( I realize Zabar's probably sells them packaged).

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