I need a challah and soon. and given my constraints, i don't even need it to be the best in the city.
I need to have a challah in my hands by 530 Tuesday in echo park.
I'd go to langers but i can't get there before their 4pm closing.
If i had to i could buy it monday evening or, as the above says, late tuesday afternoon.
re: bad nono
Ralphs' own store-brand challah quite surprisingly is at least as good as 90 percent of the recommendations on this page. I've seen it at every branch I've been to on the westside. They make it in both a traditional twisted and baking pan version. I sometimes like buying the pan version to make french toast.
My fav store-bought challah - Diamonds. But it is a drive.
Trader Joe's challah is not bad, just not great either.
Porto's in Glendale has a surprisingly nice egg twist loaf.
And yes, I'd bet Victor Bene's bakery in Gelson's would have it.
And in Glendale, at Jons and many markets that carry armenian breads, they have a what they call "Raisin Bread" but what is basically sweet challah with raisins. Tasty!