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Brooklyn (Midwood) Bakery advice

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Looking for advice as to bakeries in Brooklyn, Ave J and Ave M in particular. What I am interested is well done crunchy crust water challas. The 5 Towns never had good water challas, small and pale ones. I remember when I visited relatives in Boro Park having amazing ones; however I am restricting myself to Midwood ones. I am also looking for amazing Kokosh, dripping with chocolate, you know with the layer of hard chocolate on the bottom.

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  1. When you find that amazing kokosh would you mind having one dropped off in the UWS? Reading that has given me a sudden craving and I don't have time to go out and get one...

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    1. re: CloggieGirl

      I really like Prime Butcher Baker's Kokosh cake - they're on the Upper East Side. It's not your grandmother's heimishe kokosh cake but it's really good -

    2. Ostrovitzky onJ and 12th has great Kokosh, not sure about crunchy water challah tough, although their regular Challa is best in Brooklyn.
      My wife di pick up a Kokosh at Chapanosh a few weeks ago that was s good as any I had ever had

      1. Isaac's bakery makes really good Kokosh cake. For good water challahs, I've found that the best ones were found in Boro Park, at Yossi's/Eagle's bakeries. Ostrovitsky's on Avenue J and East 12th has good egg challah, but I can't vouch for their water challah.