German Lebkuchen cookies - where can I buy them in Boston area?
I cannot find them anywhere, even Lakota Bakery in Arlington doesn't make them. The round frosted ones with almonds are ideally what I want. If anyone knows where to buy them around here, pray tell! Thanks.
1373 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476
Hey - look at this! You may have a better answer after all.
They don't specifically list Lebkuchen on their website, but they do say that they can bake pretty much anything and I'm sure that they're doing Lebkuchen for Christmas. Too late for this Christmas, but good to know!
Trader Joe's carries good ones roughly between Thanksgiving and Christmas (the brand is Weissela). TJ's is owned by the large German discount chain Aldi so they often have some good German things. I was recently in the Coolidge Corner branch though and didn't see them, although I wasn't specifically looking for them.
1427 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476
I don't know of anyone local that bakes them. Cardullo's usually has a big selection, mostly Bahlsen; I'm sure that Karl's in Saugus does as well.
Several years ago I was able to find the wafers that go on the bottoms of the Elisen Lebkuchen (also at Cardullo's) and a great recipe, and made my own. Will be happy to share the recipe if you're interested.