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Decent quiche?

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.