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Good rye bread?

ivysmom Mar 13, 2011 03:33 PM

Does anyone know of a MD source of good rye bread? I'm in the Columbia area,
and don't want to drive into NOVA or DC. Hope someone can recommend a place
generally in Mont. or How. Co.

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    ivysmom Nov 26, 2011 11:37 AM

    Still on my good rye bread quest. I went to The Breadery (now in Catonsville) and talked with the baker. He makes some artisian breads now that they've relocated so thought I'd ask. He told me he makes a couple different types of rye bread, about twice a week. He promised me some on Thurs or Fri so I plan to check back. I will report, in case anyone else is interested.

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    1. re: ivysmom
      JamesPapa Dec 2, 2011 01:58 AM

      You need to get yourself to a Russian Store & buy your Rye Bread. Think about it. Would you buy Mexican Food from a Chinese Person? I don't think so. C'mon now. I can think of at least one Russian store in Pikesville off of the top of my head in the Colonial Shopping Center.


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      michael4ny Mar 25, 2011 09:16 AM

      I'm no maven but Wegmans does a pretty good rye bread. Offered w or w/o caraway seeds.

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        Jason1 Mar 24, 2011 06:18 AM

        Have you tried the rye bread from Bon Fresco? It's pretty good, not necessarily as fantastic as the rest of the breads, and not the traditional shape, but it might meet your needs. The one issue is they only bake it on certain days of the week. I believe Wednesdays is one of the days, but you probably need to ask to make sure of the schedule. I do know that Friday is challah day, and theirs are very, very good.

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          ivysmom Mar 24, 2011 04:46 PM

          No, I'm just starting the quest. I'll give Bon Fresco a try, thanks for the tip Jason. I always forget you can buy just bread there.

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            coolcreek Mar 25, 2011 08:04 AM

            bagel city (12119 Rockville Pike in Rockville, MD) has pretty good rye bread. Traditional sized loaf, and seeded.

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          dining with doc Mar 15, 2011 09:02 AM

          instead of Montco you should drive 20 minutes to Pikesville- Reisterstown Road and go to Parizers Kosher Bakery for Jewish Rye. of course closed before sundown on Friday and all day Saturday for the sabbath

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            ivysmom Mar 15, 2011 04:41 PM

            Will do - I just assumed more of the readers here were in Mont. County/DC/N. VA. Pikesville - of course !!

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              ivysmom Mar 23, 2011 03:27 PM

              I hate to say mean things about a place, so it took me a couple days to decide about posting this. I went to Parizers Kosher Bakery a couple days ago to test the rye bread. Also got some rugelach and hamentashen. I could not tell you what flavor rugelach I had - the filling was red with no taste, and the cookie was very (too) soft. Hamentashen were better, but if I didn't know better I'd say the cookie was a tad stale.

              And the rye bread. Well, it was definitely great loaf of bread. But it had no rye flavor. I got my mom a loaf too, she's the one who has been craving good rye bread, and she said the same thing.

              We used to get the best rye bread from an Italian deli in Parma, Ohio when we lived there. My mom keeps talking about it, so I guess my search continues.

              1. re: ivysmom
                dining with doc Mar 24, 2011 05:26 PM

                I live in montco now but was brought up in Pikesville. my grandfather used to take me to the original Parizers when I was a kid and it was great. Ivysmom, I am sure that you can get fantastic rye bread in Pikesville and I will do my research and get back to you with that answer

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                  dining with doc Mar 24, 2011 05:53 PM

                  ok i have been told that parisers has been bought and sold at least 3 times since I was a kid. The best rye bread is at Goldman's Bakery in Pikesville. Gourmet Again in Pikesville also sells Goldman's rye bread. Happy Hunting Ivy'smom

                  1. re: dining with doc
                    dining with doc Mar 25, 2011 03:15 PM

                    someone else told me that the absolute best NY Rye in Baltimore is at the Kosher Supermarket on Reisterstown road and that it is better than Pariser's or Goldmans

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                      ivysmom Mar 25, 2011 03:24 PM

                      Hm. Wonder where that is. I'll have to look around. Interesting. If I find it, I'll report back. (or am I the only one interested)

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                        dining with doc Mar 25, 2011 05:34 PM

                        reisterstown road at 7 mile lane (take reisterstown road towards pikesville and just keep going. It is on your left before you hit reisterstown road plaza. it is a huge kosher grocery store that used to be a new Safeway.

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              skipper Mar 15, 2011 05:15 AM

              Shalom Kosher on University Blvd in Wheaton

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                mscoffee1 Mar 15, 2011 01:11 AM

                I think Upper Crust is great or at least last time I went. Do call as suggested.
                Upper Crust Bakery
                13488 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20904
                (301) 879-0622 ‎

                Snider's carries some bread from Uptown I think which is wonderful (I usually get the baguettes) and I've had a rye once - it is not a New York Rye.
                Snider's Super Market
                1936 Seminary Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910-1366
                (301) 589-3240 ‎

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                  rcooperman Mar 13, 2011 04:51 PM

                  Try Upper Crust Bakery in Silver Spring (Colesville), MD. They have very good German large loaf rye bread daily - will sell a loaf - and a smaller loaf which they term Jewish rye bread on Fri/Sat/Sun. They are closed on Monday. They have a nice selection of breads and rolls but you need to get there before noon for a good selection. If you call ahead they will hold items for you. They are located in the Giant shopping center on Randolph Road at the corner of New Hampsire Avenue.

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                    ivysmom Mar 14, 2011 12:58 PM

                    Excellent, I should be able to find them. Thanks rcooperman !!

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                      ChewFun Mar 15, 2011 06:17 AM

                      Another possibility is to go to one of the local Russian stores. They have a good selection of rye breads (though none are baked locally). Some are pretty heavy duty (which I particularly like).

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