Best challah (kosher or not) in the area?
(FYI to those who might wonder, challah = braided egg bread, akin to brioche, that's a staple of the traditional Jewish sabbath meal every Friday night.)
I think I know the answer to my own question (Fishman's Kosher), but perhaps I'm missing an even better loaf of challah from some other bakery here in the Twin Cities.
I consider the "egg braid" at Rustica is a close second to Fishman's. (they don't call it challah as it's not actually kosher)
The challah from Breadsmith and Yum are both edible but not even close to the wonderful loaf that Fishman's produces.
What say ye?
Yum! Kitchen & Bakery makes a great challah loaf. They are also doing heart-shaped loaves through Valentine's Day. Yum! is located on Minnetonka Ave in St. Louis Park.
Thanks to those who suggested "It Takes the Cake." I got a fresh challah there today and tried it. I think it's a very very close call, but I give the nod to Fishman's for the better challah.
It's not clear to me if any of the other respondents above have had a Fishman's challah - if you haven't you really should make a point of stopping by on a Friday (earlier is better, it's not unheard of for them to run out by 2pm...) to try one.