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Onion Rolls? SF/El Cerrito/Berkeley/Oakland/Albany?

mariacarmen Sep 29, 2010 10:48 PM

I'm looking for onion rolls - what i remember as big round rolls that had toasted onions on them, and I don't have time to make them (nor do i bake), but I'd like to get them for a picnic for this weekend. Soft round loaves, for individual sandwiches, sort of like the shape of Kaiser rolls? but soft. I remember them from childhood, but they weren't fancy, or from a bakery, just from our local market (some chain). I have a craving for them. Anyone seen any lately? Thanks

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    cakebaker Sep 30, 2010 08:56 AM

    If your local Safeway doesn't work I think they have them at The Junket at El Cerrito Plaza but call first.

    The Junket
    235 El Cerrito Plz, El Cerrito, CA 94530

    6 Replies
    1. re: cakebaker
      mariacarmen Sep 30, 2010 08:57 AM

      oh thx! my parents live right next to the plaza.

      1. re: mariacarmen
        mamachef Sep 30, 2010 11:54 AM

        The Cheeseboard in Beezerk does an outstanding onion kaiser, but call to check for availability. Also Saul's right down the street will sell you them plain. Don't know what brand they use, but it's goood.

        1. re: mariacarmen
          wolfe Sep 30, 2010 12:04 PM

          Just checked and the Lucky's in the El Cerrito Plaza with the Junket has 8 packs nice looking onion rolls at $3.49.

          1. re: wolfe
            mariacarmen Sep 30, 2010 01:35 PM

            you are awesome. heading over there right now. and thanks Mamachef, good to know about Saul's too (i do love Saul's, tho others don't think they rate as a deli. not having grown up on true NY deli food, tho, what do i know? i just like it.)

            1. re: mariacarmen
              mamachef Sep 30, 2010 03:37 PM

              aye yay yay. Well, I DID grow up knowing a little something about Real NY Deli, and I still like Saul's, for the food, the vibe, the food, the staff, and the food. What's the point of being a CH if rarified judgement clouds the taste of good food? Enjoy them, wherever you get them, MC.

              1. re: mamachef
                mariacarmen Sep 30, 2010 05:33 PM

                mamachef, with you all the way.
                wolfe- thanks, got em!

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        Bigshadetree Sep 30, 2010 04:35 AM

        Everyday, nothing fancy onion rolls - sounds like the onion rolls and kaiser rolls that I get from my local Safeway's bakery - baked fresh daily - usually in the bins where the bagels and jalapeno rolls are found in the bakery section.

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        1. re: Bigshadetree
          mariacarmen Sep 30, 2010 07:40 AM

          duh, thanks! guess i should have looked first. thx.

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