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Does anyone know any places in Austin that do a quiche worth having?

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  1. Don't get the precooked ones at Central market. I got an asparagus and shrimp one there once that was downright terrible. When I looked the ingredients it was made with some sort of prefabbed quiche mix that read like chemical factory. It had at least 100 ingredients, and had so many ()'s, []'s, and {}'s that I couldn't follow anything on the list. Yes, I should have taken it back and gave them a piece of my mind, but never got around to it. I hope they have since stopped that crap.

    -sw

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    1. re: sqwertz

      btw, agree with you on that sqwertz.

      The one i bought from Central Market eons ago was so salty and still didnt' taste good.

      For frozen individual-size quiches, my favorite brand is Nancy's Quiche Lorraine from HEB. They are a long ways from fresh, but lots better than the CM take-home ones, AND, for an egg-addict like myself, can provide a hot egg breakfast with literally 30 seconds of prep: run to freezer --> put Nancy's Quiche in toaster oven for 20 min --> run take shower --> do hair --> smell Quiche almost done.

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      Central Market
      4001 N Lamar Blvd Ste 100, Austin, TX 78756

    2. try Pacha. i'm not much of a quiche guy, but folks swear by it. all organic and local ingredients. good folks working there. always nice to support a small operation like that.

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      1. re: ieathereforeiam

        I have been CRAVING quiche! This one looks great:
        http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/GruGgK...

        Great reason to try a place I've driven by but never ventured in....

        They are open till 7pm. Do they have quiche till then? (I will call, but just curious ...)

        1. re: sweet100s

          i think probably a reduced selection at that hour, but worth asking.

      2. i haven't tried it, but thrice makes quiches, including one with (i think) thai flavors, which could be interesting.

        1. I've always enjoyed the ones the Soup Peddler delivers, but you have to order them the previous week, and they don't freeze well in my experience.

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          Soup Peddler
          501 W Mary St, Austin, TX

          1. Blue Dahlia has two kinds of daily quiche, I think... I've never eaten them, but pretty much everything else I've eaten there has been delicious. Definitely worth a try.

            1. Also, just as a note... quiche is one of the easiest things to make. Give it a shot! I've made fancy versions of it, but in all honesty the one that is most nostalgic for me is the kind my mom used to make when I was little, using frozen Pillsbury pie crusts and frozen spinach.

              Whether wilting your own spinach/making your own crust or going the pre-fab route, it's hard to go wrong. It's cheap and it's bizarrely one of those foods that tastes great when microwaved a day or two later.

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              1. re: popvulture

                I agree. But I try and limit my replies saying, "Cook that at home!" :-) I'm not saying the OP is like this, but some people are vehemently opposed to cooking anything at home and can get really nasty when they get answers like that. I've been on food.restaurant forums for quite a while and this one often seems to get a rise out of certain people during a bad day or something.

                But yes - they are super easy to make at home and you can customize them any way you want. They're a good way to use up mustgovian vegetables and some types of leftovers.

                Cheers!
                -sw

                1. re: sqwertz

                  Yeah... I totally get you. I was actually worried about suggesting someone make it at home, but I just couldn't resist.

                2. re: popvulture

                  I don't get upset about such responses, but I know from too much experience that I am a lousy cook.

                  Thanks for all the pointers. I'll give those places a try.

                3. This one is easy. Cake and Spoon at the downtown Austin Farmers Market on Saturday has fantastic quiche, individual servings for $5 each. Usually have about 3-4 different kinds and they sell out fast. Just recently had fennel, leek and gruyere quiche. They freeze well too!

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                  1. re: norab

                    I have to agree here. The quiches from cake and spoon are amazing!!! I get them almost every time I go to the farmers market. I also can recommend the Nancy's frozen quiche mentioned above. All though they are by no means fresh, they make a great, easy lunch on the go, just pop them in a container the night before, and they are defrosted by lunch!

                  2. Upper Crust Bakery has wonderful quiche that sells out daily. If you get there early enough, it's still warm, otherwise they'll offer to heat it up for you. I LOVE the ham/jalapeño wich has ground ham instead of chunks. The spinach is chock full of fresh spinach and they also have traditional Quiche Lorraine. The slice is huge, high, baked perfectly with a great, made from scratch, crust. HUGE thumbs up for me.

                    1. Went to a potluck brunch last month and we brought a bacon florentine quiche from the Wheatsville deli case. It was a big hit.