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hobie Nov 27, 2009 05:40 PM

I will be in Brooklyn next week and want to find the BEST challah and bagels! Location no problem as I will have a car...thanks for any suggestions!

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    brooklynkoshereater Nov 28, 2009 05:42 PM

    Ostrovitsky's bakery or Isaac's bake shop - both on Avenue J - have really good egg challot (Ostrovitsky's makes a delicious whole wheat - probably the best I've tried - if you're interested). For water challot I would go with Eagle's, on thirteenth avenue in Boro Park

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      caterman Nov 29, 2009 10:26 AM

      Williamsburg is a haven for the finest heimash water challa
      I agree with EvanM about Tiferes (on Lee Ave next to Felty Hats- dont remember cross st.)
      Their challa are great for Friday night but loose it bt Shabbos lunch- Cool place to shop.
      Pick up a paper shopping bag & select a challa from 4 sizes - all are baked mostlly in a oval form & have a mushroom top - they also have chocolate & vanilla ruggalach -comes in round & oval shapes- Erev Shabbos hot challas & ruggalach are always popping out of the oven-
      Also on Lee Ave. off Rutledge is Oneg- their challa is a little heavier ( I like those better ) They hold up better Shabbos Lunch .. They have a bigger selection of other baked goods & have the same type of ruggalach
      I think the ruggalach are a Satmar thing- I have seen all the bake shops have them-
      Cant remember all the names but drive on Bedford around Lee & then to Marcy -There are a dozen bakeries - Shopping Williamsburg is a real experience - Give yourself a little time - parking is a hassel Erev Shabbos & YomTov

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      EvanM Nov 28, 2009 03:24 PM

      I suggest Tiferes challos in Williamsburg, or second choice Shloimie's or Weiss in Boro Park. I have never been impressed by Brooklyn bagels, but some people saqy that Bagel Hole on Comey Island Ave is the best, though I would choose bagels from fairway in red Hook myself.

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