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Where can you find the best babka?

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Where can you find the best babka?

Where are you able to find the best babka? Either Chocolate or cinnamon. Thank you

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1. Re: Where can you find the best babka?

Hands down I would say Zabar's 2245 Broadway and West 80th Street....here is the link for their website:

http://www.zabars.com/zabars-homestyle-babka-+kosher/A110012,default,pd.html?cgid=

They have both flavors you mention and they are both out of this world!!!!

Brooklyn, NY
posts: 8,001
reviews: 19
2. Re: Where can you find the best babka?

Since New Yorkers have opions on everything, why not bobka. Of course, you will get the inevitable argument of cinnamon or chocolate, but that's another posting. Where there is opinion, there is polling. Here's the babka poll that was conducted by YELP:

nymag.com/listings/restaurant/press_cafe/

For those who dont wanna get the entire posting, the top five are as follows:

1. Silver Bell Babka

Category: Bakeries

Neighborhood: Elmhurst 4304 Junction Blvd

Corona, NY 11368

(718) 335-9539

2. Russ & Daughters

Categories: Seafood Markets, Ethnic Food

Neighborhood: Lower East Side 88 reviews

179 E Houston St

New York, NY 10002

212) 475-4880

3. East Broadway Kosher

Category: Bakeries

Neighborhood: Lower East Side 4 reviews

363 Grand St

New York, NY 10079

(212) 228-1110

4. Rzeszowska Bakery

Category: Bakeries

Neighborhood: Greenpoint 3 reviews

948 Manhattan Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11222

(718) 383-8142

5. Moishe's Bake Shop

Category: Bakeries

Neighborhood: East Village 32 reviews

115 2nd Ave

New York, NY 10003

(212) 505-8555

So QB, the best babka in the city is in Queens. Who knew? I bet you could see Silver Bell Bakeries in the Panarama as well.

Queens, New York
posts: 25,086
reviews: 5
3. Re: Where can you find the best babka?

I would add Andre's Hungarian Bakery in Forest Hills, Queens.

We just bought a chocolate babka there for a family gathering last week and it was AWESOME!

http://www.andresbakery.com/

Take the R, V or G local train (or the E or F if they are running local, which they sometimes do on the weekends) to 67th Avenue.

From Manhattan, stay in the back of the train. Eixt SOUTH side of Queens Boulevard. It's directly behind the subway stairs, right next to ...KNISH NOSH!!!! Another must eat!

www.knishnosh.com

Queens, New York
posts: 25,086
reviews: 5
4. Re: Where can you find the best babka?

Mel, it's a no brainer: when you're "hungary," you go to Queens!

New York City
posts: 4,242
reviews: 72
5. Re: Where can you find the best babka?

Hi Pipster,

Zaro's in GCT is pretty good for Chocolate babka.

http://www.zaro.com/page/ZBB/CTGY/babka

St. Louis, MO
posts: 58
reviews: 69
6. Re: Where can you find the best babka?

Could someone tell me what babka is? It sounds like a pastry of some sort.

Northampton, United...
posts: 2,034
reviews: 74
7. Re: Where can you find the best babka?

I have never had one either, I'm intrigue thought...apparently it's a "A sweet Polish yeast bread that usually features almond and raisins; recent variations feature chocolate and cinnamon."

posts: 2,868
reviews: 15
8. Re: Where can you find the best babka?

emmaxoaxo; You are correct and the chocolate came

more recently I would guess chocolate was never seen in

Poland, Lithuania, or Russia. I remember it well

and will have to look into these recommendations

because as yet I have not tasted a commercial

one that could match the delicacy of a homemade

one. As I recall, the yeasted dough had to sit overnight to become light and airy. Maybe some of these bakeries do that. It should be a very light cake with a hint of sugar, cinnamon, walnuts, and raisins. The

smell when baking could rehabilitate Lucifer himself.

New York City
posts: 4,242
reviews: 72
9. Re: Where can you find the best babka?

If you want to know what babka looks like, click on prior post, the link is enclosed.

Brooklyn, NY
posts: 8,001
reviews: 19
10. Re: Where can you find the best babka?

Oh No QB. That was a groaner. Just wanted to show you that I could give prop to Queens too.