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    Default Good bakery in the Northeast?

    I'm looking for a good bakery in the Northeast, one that might have old-fashioned stuff like the poppyseed strudel I used to see in the old German and Jewish bakeries we used to have throughout North Philly, the Northeast, Logan and Olney.

    I can think of a few that don't have that stuff, but are still great bakeries like Holmeburg Bakery on Frankford Avenue and Shela's on Verree Road near Red Lion.

    Any other suggestions? Need addresses or nearby intersections, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xanthus View Post
    I'm looking for a good bakery in the Northeast, one that might have old-fashioned stuff like the poppyseed strudel I used to see in the old German and Jewish bakeries we used to have throughout North Philly, the Northeast, Logan and Olney.

    I can think of a few that don't have that stuff, but are still great bakeries like Holmeburg Bakery on Frankford Avenue and Shela's on Verree Road near Red Lion.

    Any other suggestions? Need addresses or nearby intersections, too.
    Map of Haegele's Bakery, 4164 Barnett St, Philadelphia, PA 19135 on Philadelphia Citysearch

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    Haegele's is the best!

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    Hesh's on Castor, around Faunce/Napfle.

    Scheanks in Fox Chase, Rhawn and Verree.

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    Hesh's for the cakes, cookies, etc. Lipkin's for the rye bread, and other seeded goodies.
    Outside the city in Rockledge is Danish Bakers. They're good if you like a really nice chocolate chip pound cake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polar Cub View Post
    Hesh's for the cakes, cookies, etc. Lipkin's for the rye bread, and other seeded goodies.
    Outside the city in Rockledge is Danish Bakers. They're good if you like a really nice chocolate chip pound cake.
    I used to always LOVE that chocolate chip cake at Hesh's. I think my family still buys for birthdays, too.
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    I was going to suggest Haegele's Bakery too. A really cute little spot. I bought a bunch of cookies/pasteries for a nursing station a few months ago and it was really hard to choose from their selection. Good stuff.

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    Hesh's and Haegele's. You can't go wrong with either of those.

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    Default Thanks everyone

    I asked a buddy who was on his way to Frankford last week to detour to Haegele's, and brought back some good stuff. Hesh's will be tried next. Good tips. Thanks everyone.

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    What specifically are you looking for: sweets or breads? And, how far are you willing to go? Add another to your list--Leonardo's Bakery, 183 Bustleton Pike, Feasterville, 215-357-0357. Terrific breads, wonderful pizza (in the bakery section, not so much the pizza place in the back); baked goods that when last I was able to eat them were really quite good. And a selection of cheeses and prosciutto and other lunch meats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xanthus View Post
    I'm looking for a good bakery in the Northeast, one that might have old-fashioned stuff like the poppyseed strudel I used to see in the old German and Jewish bakeries we used to have throughout North Philly, the Northeast, Logan and Olney.

    I can think of a few that don't have that stuff, but are still great bakeries like Holmeburg Bakery on Frankford Avenue and Shela's on Verree Road near Red Lion.

    Any other suggestions? Need addresses or nearby intersections, too.

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    For sweets I like Giegers (spl?), Holmesburg bakery,Stocks is good. Breads I like the Italian bakery next to the Dunkin Donuts and Primo's on Frankford ave. I think it's called Nuno Ugo's. They have great bread and other goodies too.

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    I, too, like Stock's brick pound cake (plain with the white icing). I don't like their pound cake like when you order a birthday cake from them. It seems dry to me. The brick pound cake is always nice and moist. Other than their pound cake though, they don't have much else in the way of variety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hospitalitygirl View Post
    What specifically are you looking for: sweets or breads? And, how far are you willing to go? Add another to your list--Leonardo's Bakery, 183 Bustleton Pike, Feasterville, 215-357-0357. Terrific breads, wonderful pizza (in the bakery section, not so much the pizza place in the back); baked goods that when last I was able to eat them were really quite good. And a selection of cheeses and prosciutto and other lunch meats.
    Poppyseed strudel -- packed, moist and sweet -- is my primary search item. There was a Jewish bakery at 9th and Rockland years ago that really had the best in the city.

    There's a Polish bakery down on Richmond Street between Allegheny and Indianna that almost hits it for me. Packed with poppyseed, but the filling is sort of dry and bland.

    Well-made cherry pies, the kind stuffed with cherries, not cherry-flavored gunk, also are high on my list.

    Also anything stuffed with walnuts. On that count, I can recommend the walnut croissants at Shela's on Verree Road above Red Lion. It's a little Russian bakery. Some good stuff in there. Very good Danish.

    God, I'm getting a sugar rush just thinking of this stuff. I gotta go lie down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wislad View Post
    I, too, like Stock's brick pound cake (plain with the white icing). I don't like their pound cake like when you order a birthday cake from them. It seems dry to me. The brick pound cake is always nice and moist. Other than their pound cake though, they don't have much else in the way of variety.
    Hmmm...just had a birthday cake from them on Saturday and it seemed fine.
    I think pound cake in general seems to be on the dry side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xanthus View Post
    Poppyseed strudel -- packed, moist and sweet -- is my primary search item. There was a Jewish bakery at 9th and Rockland years ago that really had the best in the city.

    There's a Polish bakery down on Richmond Street between Allegheny and Indianna that almost hits it for me. Packed with poppyseed, but the filling is sort of dry and bland.

    Well-made cherry pies, the kind stuffed with cherries, not cherry-flavored gunk, also are high on my list.

    Also anything stuffed with walnuts. On that count, I can recommend the walnut croissants at Shela's on Verree Road above Red Lion. It's a little Russian bakery. Some good stuff in there. Very good Danish.

    God, I'm getting a sugar rush just thinking of this stuff. I gotta go lie down.

    Well in that case--have you stopped in at Bell's Market? Bell's Corner shopping center- and they seem to have some of that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xanthus View Post
    Poppyseed strudel -- packed, moist and sweet -- is my primary search item. There was a Jewish bakery at 9th and Rockland years ago that really had the best in the city.

    There's a Polish bakery down on Richmond Street between Allegheny and Indianna that almost hits it for me. Packed with poppyseed, but the filling is sort of dry and bland.

    Well-made cherry pies, the kind stuffed with cherries, not cherry-flavored gunk, also are high on my list.

    Also anything stuffed with walnuts. On that count, I can recommend the walnut croissants at Shela's on Verree Road above Red Lion. It's a little Russian bakery. Some good stuff in there. Very good Danish.

    God, I'm getting a sugar rush just thinking of this stuff. I gotta go lie down.

    Would that be Louie Liss bakery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayfair101 View Post
    Would that be Louie Liss bakery?
    You wish.

    They had the best rye breads.

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    Schenck's on Ripley Street and Verree Road in Fox Chase.

 

 

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