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Italian Bakery within 15 minutes of Jenkintown?

lauracohenromano Dec 16, 2009 05:26 PM

Once again we have the job of bringing the Italian pastries to the family Christmas gathering in CT, and once again we have just moved somewhere new! Don't really want to go to South Philly or even Center City, hoping there's somewhere good nearby! Suggestions?

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    lauracohenromano Dec 28, 2009 06:17 PM

    We'll have to try Roma's someday given all the votes but this time we opted for the place that was less out of the way, as we were picking up on our way out of town.

    So we tried Sam's Italian Market...excellent recommendation, thank you! Having had bites of too many things, I especially recommend the rum baba and the napoleon, and I don't even usually care for the latter. The sfogliatelle (pronounced, according to my Italian husband, something like svitadell) and canollis were good too, not the best we've ever had, but fine, and the family all enjoyed them. We'd go back.

    Have to say tho', that we were a little disappointed in the sandwich we got to share.

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    1. re: lauracohenromano
      Bigley9 Dec 29, 2009 05:28 AM

      skip the sandwich and go for the tomato pie!

      1. re: Bigley9
        lauracohenromano Dec 29, 2009 05:00 PM

        Ah, that's good to know!

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      larrybard Dec 17, 2009 06:57 PM

      Well it's certainly not an Italian Bakery, but if you haven't yet discovered Darryl's on Keswick Avenue in Glenside, by all means visit! Terrific bakery. I can't tell you how much I enjoy stopping by in the morning and buying one of their "meltaway" rings (a/k/a babkas?)

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        lauracohenromano Dec 17, 2009 04:51 PM

        Thanks, everyone! I'll report back.

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          TeamPhilly Dec 17, 2009 01:40 PM

          Taste of Italy in Spring House gets their pastires delivered from an Italian bakery on Staten Island. While they are good they may not be the freshest. Roma is a little further but worth it. BTW, Taste of Italy gets New York bagels daily when you are in the mood for that.

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            Bob Loblaw Dec 17, 2009 08:14 AM

            I'm not going to tell you its w/in 15 minutes, but if you park your car at the jenkintown train station, you sure can get to Termini Bros. and the rest of RTM quick.
            but, yeah, that brings you back to center city.

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              Unkle Al Dec 17, 2009 05:29 AM

              The Roma Bakery on Route 202 in Blue Bell (just west of where Rt 73 and Rt 202 intersect) is really a great bakery. I think that it is as good as the south Philly bakeries. Everything is made there and, although expensive, is very good.

              Roma Bakery

              1018 Dekalb Pike
              Center Square, PA 19422-1812
              (610) 275-5535

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              1. re: Unkle Al
                JanR Dec 17, 2009 10:46 AM

                Agree on both points. Expensive and very good. I second the recommendation for Roma.

                1. re: Unkle Al
                  bucksguy14 Dec 17, 2009 11:17 AM

                  I throw in a 3rd recommendation for Roma. Definitely not cheap and definitely very good!

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                    crazyspice Dec 18, 2009 10:19 AM

                    4th for Roma.

                2. Den Dec 17, 2009 04:24 AM

                  Also, if you wanted to go a little further there's Taste of Italy in Springhouse.

                  1. Den Dec 17, 2009 04:23 AM

                    Sam's Italian Market in Willow Grove of course! It's right on Welsh Road.

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