Where to find a good cheese babka around here?
I heard Russ Long talking about it on WRNJ yesterday. He said the best around here was Shoprite. He gave it a 9 out of 10. Not sure if it was cheese or not.
best polish place hands down is in Ledgewood and they make babka
it's called Zuzannas Gourmet Deli
Nykuns on rt. 46 Great Meadows. They have all different varieties this time of the year, you can order good kielbasa there also. (908) 637-4228
Going to try to make it this year...we'll see!
OP - If it weren't for the fact that I have 10 meals waiting to be eaten in the fridge, I was going to eat at Zuzannas today. I saw them putting up the daily special sign in front as I drove by to work. What kind of pierogies do they have? Is the kasha fluffy? Is the kolachie moist? And do they make their own kielbasa?
OMG - how will I ever fall asleep tonite after seeing their "foods in action" page?
Do they have babka available every day?
I use the polish deli in Manville, I love it! Its a ways from here, but not a bad ride for a weekend. Just went last night after work actually :-) I want to try Zuzanna 's!
I pass that Zusanna's everyday, always wondered what kind of food they had..I will have to give it a try now. Thanks for the recommendation!
Little bit of a ride, but we just had a great Cherry Cheese Babka from Rath's in Greenwich.
Take a trip to Clifton... Polish Area & stores there
or Wallington ...and closer yet.. Garfield..
I found the best babka! With raisins, not cheese, and I got the last one. It's absolutely fabulous. As are the pierogis. Check out the link OP posted. It is SO worth the trip!
GC: They have every kind of pierogi. I don't know if they make their own kielbasa, but I tasted it and it's mighty fine. Cucumber salad is excellent. I didn't see any kasha or kolachie. You will probably go before I get back and you can let us know what you tried.
This place is every Polack's dream!
Does anyone know if Zuzannas makes Walnut Butter Horns? I miss my grandma's cookies.
All the best easter yummies are at Alpine Meats on 94 in Blairstown. Babka, Keilbasi is super they make it right there, and easter breads...SOOO worth the ride. Got 4 rings of the Holiday Keilbasi super yummy! Enjoy
My aunt brought home a Babka from Nykum's. She said it is very good.
They also had a cheese Babka.
My aunt said the ones at Nykum's were from the Rockland Bakery. I have really wonderful cakes from the Rockland Bakery.
Nykum's Rt 46, Great Meadows. They have a number of great items.
Wasn't crazy about Nykun's kielbasa...I was used to kielbasa from a little Polish store on New Market Street in Dunellen(or IS it Newmarket?) My parents would go there every year to pick one up for Easter, my Mom would simmer it in a big pot of water, then slice and serve with horse radish and mustard....Yum!
I second GMmom on Alpine kielbasa. We get our ham there every year. Went up yesterday and sampled the holiday kielbasa, OMG it's amazing. Just walking in the door smells so good. Worth the trip.
I know its too late to travel, but next year take a trip to Joe's Meat Market in Perth Amboy. They have the best of everything including cheese babkas.
I don't buy babkas because I was taught to make it through my Ukranian Grandmother years ago.
If you would like the address or phone to Joe's let me know and I will provide it for you.
Also, I just found a polish deli next to the tender touch car wash in Phillipsburg. They have cheese babkas from a litheuanian bakery. I don't remember the name of the deli though. They also have kielbasa and my all time favorite cabanozzi...I know that isn't the proper spelling, but its good.
Zuzannas. Zuzannas. Zuzannas.
Mighty fine kielbasi?? It's WAY better than that. So tender and so smoky! Now that's the way to do it. Not to mention Andrzej used to live in Bavaria. I'm gonna go when they have some of the schnitzel available! Or the Tripe Soup! ;-)
Joyful - No. It's beef. Well. A very certain part of a cow.... Remember we had the discussion some time ago about all the nasty edible bits of animals?
This may not be for the squeamish:
Damn. I was just on Rt 10 after my little guy's swim lesson today and forgot to look for the place. I never did get one for Easter:( That's alright- I have something to look forward to now:)
Special occasion - I went in for the smoke kielbasi extravaganza and was told "braised brisket with caramelized onions". Even if she makes dozens of really special things, and the kielbasi might have been at the top of the list - the beef two full days in the making with paprika in the gravy is the top of the top. Oh yeah.
Getting back to good cheese babka around here.....on my trip to Weis market today just as I entered the store in the bakery section was the most amazing looking cheese babka ...I kept saying as I passed by........Weight Watchers...Weight Watchers!!!!
Alpine Deli in Blairstown has a nice selection of pastries , Babka and "old-time" polish specialities also. Rt. 94
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