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Kolaches in MSP/St. Paul

elle.eats Oct 26, 2009 09:49 AM

Hi everyone,

I am new to this board so this may have been discussed previously and I may just be missing it...but I am wondering if anyone knows where I can get kolaches around the Twin Cities area. My family grew up on them and I was hoping to bring some to an upcoming family gathering.

Thanks for any info you might have!

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    stymie Oct 27, 2009 12:38 PM

    Check out the poppyseed kolaches at Byerlies. Just like my Slovak gramma made at Christmas. They also sell a wallnut Potica out of the freezer case, In NJ we referred to these layered pastries as kolache.

    1. abbs Oct 27, 2009 11:58 AM

      frankies bakery in montgomery has the best! i just had a raspberry one for breakfast! :D

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        The Dairy Queen Oct 27, 2009 12:03 PM

        Montgomery MN?


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          abbs Oct 29, 2009 07:43 PM

          o yes montgomery MN!

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        shoo bee doo Oct 27, 2009 01:57 AM

        Jerabeks in St. Paul.

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          The Dairy Queen Oct 27, 2009 04:18 AM

          shoo bee doo, I realize it's been awhile, but I haven't been back to Jarabek's since the ownership change awhile back. Are the kolaches still as good?


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            karykat Oct 27, 2009 10:17 PM

            Wow. I didn't know there had been an ownership change at Jerabek's Always went to them for a poppyseed pastry that was baked in a U-shape. Can't remember what it was called but it was great.

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              The Dairy Queen Oct 28, 2009 01:00 AM

              Almost two years ago! http://www.jerabeks.com/events.htm


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                karykat Oct 28, 2009 10:10 AM

                Hmmm. So has anyone been back there to see how it is faring with the new owners?

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                  The Dairy Queen Oct 28, 2009 10:27 AM

                  I haven't (shameful, really, I can't believe it's been 2 years). That's why I was wondering if shoo bee doo has...


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                    shoo bee doo Oct 29, 2009 04:51 PM

                    No, I haven't been to Jerabeks for a few years either. I don't really know if they have the kolaches anymore.

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          JimGrinsfelder Oct 26, 2009 08:48 PM

          The answer up until a couple of years ago, was Blackie's *wipes tear from eye*. Now? Dunno. I'm eating Mexican pastries from Durango Bakery on Central.

          1. bob s Oct 26, 2009 07:15 PM

            You may want to wade through this thread on kolache:


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              soupkitten Oct 26, 2009 12:37 PM

              seconding kramarczuk's, but would add that this time of year is also really great for scoring goodies at church bake sales, and there are good home made kolaches at a lot of ethnic churches, particularly in nordeast (NE mpls). don't forget to report back where you found the best kolaches!

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                elle.eats Oct 27, 2009 06:59 PM

                I confess, I don't think I have ever even had one, but my Dad gets all dreamy when he recalls the prune kolaches from when he was a kid. i have to see what all the fuss is about! :)

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                  stymie Oct 27, 2009 08:09 PM

                  One of the most fun I've had as a dad is sharing my food favorites with my kids. Even more fun is seeing them embrace my foodie passions. Go get some kolachie today!

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                tart1 Oct 26, 2009 11:50 AM


                Daubes Bakery in Rochester has awesome kolaches.

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                  qajohn Oct 26, 2009 10:37 AM

                  I never heard of these before, but I am thinking that Kramarczuk's may be a good place to start


                  Also a quick Wiki search revealed the Kolache capital of the world in is Minnesota. Go figure


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                    elle.eats Oct 26, 2009 11:49 AM

                    Thanks! I had actually forgotten that Kramarczuk had pastries...for some reason I only remembered them having meats/cheese type products...

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                      karykat Oct 26, 2009 10:24 PM

                      I do think I have seen kolaches at Kramarczuks. (Not sure who made them or where they were from but I did see them there.) A few varieties.

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                        The Dairy Queen Oct 26, 2009 11:16 PM

                        K'czuks bakes their own in house. My fav is the cream cheese.


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