Where is your favorite place to buy Babka?
Looking for a basic babka in the Philly area. Most places seem to carry raisin, chocolate and cheese. Which one should I try this year??
My 90 year old father tells me that the Szpula Bakery was where he used to buy babka. I only remember it being baked by my old Polish Babci (grandmother) many years ago. I think that there are about a half-dozen Polish bakeries still operating in the Port Richmond/Kensington area. My Babci only made raisin and cheese. Never chocolate. Must be a modern addition. Also, I believe that there is a difference between the Jewish bakery babkas and the Eastern European babkas which are mostly of Polish origin in Philly. Sorry that I can't be of more help. When I see my old aunts at Easter, I'll ask them.