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Jewish Rye in Boston

Is there any place that sells good Jewish Rye? Not Iggys and When Pigs Fly (too many seeds, too small, the wrong texture and no crust).

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  1. Karls Sausage Kitchen in Peabody will have it

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    1. re: Locutus

      Really? Since when? I've never in all my years going there seen them carry that particular type of rye.

    2. Barry's Deli in the Auburndale section of Newton has a good rye bread. Occasionally, I get the marble rye. Call first because it goes quickly. I like their corned beef and pastrami too.

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      1. re: catsmeow

        Do you know where it is baked? I'm a NYer who's lived in this area for 40 yrs and never had a good rye bread here. Arnold's extra sour, which seems no longer to exist, had better flavor than those from local bakeries, but of course lacked the crust of just-baked. Though it's not labeled as rye, I think the store-baked roasted garlic loaves at Costco taste like the onion rye at a good NY Jewish bakery, and it has great crust.

      2. Call Widoff's in Worcester and see who has their bread in Boston. Easily the best around.

        1. I have given up on finding a true NY Jewish Rye. When I just have to have some, I start a barm, and make it at home. Even my version is only a very good but not quite excellent loaf.

          1. I'm not an expert on NY style Jewish Rye by any means, but I really like the rye bread from Newmans in Swampscott.

            1. Clear Flour's (with seeds) is the closest I've found in NE. It isn't exactly right but it's pretty good.

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              1. re: lergnom

                Clear Flour's to me is pretty much the Platonic ideal of good seeded rye, especially if you get the sandwich loaf (extra large, long loaf, but they'll sell you half).

              2. My favorite rye bread is from Pittsfield Rye Bakery (http://pittsfieldrye.com), if you find yourself in Western Massachusetts when they're open for retail sales; their products are offered at several supermarket chains (info on their website) as well, but the fresh stuff at the bakery is better.

                In the Boston area, I like the seeded light rye from the in-house bakery at Wegman's in Chestnut Hill or Northborough.

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                1. re: owades

                  The Wegman's rye is closer to ordinary grocery store seeded rye than the real deal. Too light, not dense, not crusty (being prebagged in plastic doesn't help.)

                2. oddly enough, I recall a thread a ways back complaining that best NY Jewish Rye was even hard to find in NY? How is this possible with all the artisan bread makers in the past decade?

                  1. There was a good thread on this a few years ago: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/774362

                    1. Blacker's Bake Shop in Newton Centre has a decent one.