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Best Hamentashen in the Boston Area?

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lescaret Feb 17, 2010 09:10 AM

I was recently in St. Paul, Minnesota and had the good fortune of eating fantastic hamentashen from Cecils Bakery & Deli. I'd love to find a good local source for these delicious (if unassuming) Jewish baked goods. Anybody have any ideas?

Note - I've had the ones from Whole Foods and they're mediocre at best.

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  1. Allstonian RE: lescaret Feb 17, 2010 09:34 AM

    I like the ones from Kupel's, which are available in small and large sizes and a fair variety of flavors year-round.

    Clear Flour does some tiny but delicious ones, usually in two or three flavors, only around Purim.

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      teezeetoo RE: Allstonian Jun 2, 2010 06:56 PM

      i so often agree with allstonian that it pains me to say kupels hamentashen are truly not good. cheryl ann's are just passable. other than the times clear flour makes them, i haven't found any wonderful ones, but the Butcherie sometimes has packages from a Brooklyn kosher bakery that are pretty good.

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        StriperGuy RE: teezeetoo Jun 2, 2010 07:44 PM

        Sadly, had a totally lousy hamentashen from kupel's not too long ago. Won't make that mistake again.

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          Allstonian RE: teezeetoo Jun 2, 2010 08:12 PM

          I admit that my comment about Kupel's wasn't based on recent experience - I've liked them okayin the past (certainly better thant supermarket hamantashen), but I don't think I've had one in at least a year.

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        Porcelain Monkey RE: lescaret Jun 2, 2010 11:21 AM

        Cheryl Ann's bakery in Putterham Circle (Brookline). I'm not Jewish, but these little triangles are delicious!

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        Cheryl Anns
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          benkadoshim RE: lescaret Mar 11, 2011 04:38 PM

          I just got 8 hamantashen from Kupel's and to call them mediocre would be kind. too big, too doughy, how can i say this- too goyish. The ones at Clear Flour Bakery - which is not a Jewish bakery - are far superior. The right size, the right ratio of filling to dough and they just look much prettier!

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          12 Farnsworth St, Boston, MA

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            Gour875mand RE: lescaret Mar 26, 2011 09:59 AM

            OMG-- I grew up on Cecil's. So great that they're still there!! You brought back great memories. Great corned beef and pastrami, too.

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              suzysue2 RE: lescaret Mar 27, 2011 09:17 AM

              Randomly I had a great hamentashen at Bella Motto in Arlington, it was better than the ones I received in my misloach manot at the school I work at (not that they weren't appreciated). I doubt they were Kosher though.

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                Ralphie_in_Boston RE: lescaret Mar 28, 2011 07:37 AM

                On a recent impulse buy I got a mini pack from Wilson Farm in Lexington (of all places!). They were actually not bad!

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                  chompie RE: Ralphie_in_Boston Mar 29, 2011 01:28 AM

                  Didnt get to them this year, but in past have loved Zuckers in West Peabody, kosher bakery from Montreal..They are a somewhat soft and very tasty cookie type. usually have lemon, prune, poppy , apricot, rasberry. Sometimes they make them beyond Purim so you could maybe find them still. Past years i hit them on a day when fresh hot from oven. that was special! I am very late, but plan on making a recipe that sounds great for easy hamantaschen which uses cake mix, eggs, flour and water. People online love it.. I will let you know!

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