Thursday, December 10, 2009

THE SUFGANIOT RATER IS IN

Tomorrow marks the first day of Chanukah and I already jumped into the Hanukkah spirit (see that's 2 different spellings of the holiday, does it really matter how you spell it), with my first two Sufganiot. They were from Isaac's bake shop on Ave. J between east 14th and 15th, and it was much like last year, still a dollar fifty and still rated a 7 (out of ten) and the service was a little slow but friendly. The Sufgania had some good jelly a decent pocketful I might add, the dough was a little dry but for 1.50 it shouldn't have been. Over all its rated a six.

I originally didn't want to go there, I was heading for Ostrovitsky's on east 12th, but they were sold out! that's right sold out before the first night. Being that I liked them last year and wanted to check out their service which I never got to, and they were only a dollar 25 I assumed they would be my best bet. I was disappointed and instead I headed to Isaac's bake shop.

In front of Isaac's they had a sign "Home made donuts, sufganiot (in Hebrew), sold here". Two things wrong with that. One, sufganiot are correctly translated as Israeli styled jelly donuts not home made, and even according to most Sufganiot am ha'aratzim they call it jelly donuts nothing about home made. And two, how could it be home made if its in a bakery?! I got no answers to that.

Yes people just like last year I will test my stomach of steel, and to those who wish to come and join me on my trips to try all the bakeries, (ahem) G6 (cough) Sally hazel, just give me shout, Child ish you in for another round? As always if you have any specific suggestions for me do tell, because I'm here to pay the price so you get it right.

16 people gave their 2 cents:

G6 said...

I've been waiting all year for this post.
I'd love to join (but I'm carless at the moment ... :( )!
Which bakeries are you hitting up on Sunday? :D

Mikeinmidwood said...

G6

Sunday I might not try any in brooklyn, Im going to philly for a whole Chanukah family gathering maybe Ill get some there.

Lvnsm27 said...

Had latkes, but not donuts yet. Sounds good though.

Mikeinmidwood said...

Lvnsm27

Oy, for the least time sufganiot are not donuts they are israeli styled jelly donuts which are completely different. Im not saying this again, who am I kidding I am going to.

G6 said...

After seeing this video, THOSE are the doughnuts I want to try.....

Sally Hazel said...

So far, I only made it to Koff's...
I'll try to go to 2-3 more bakeries tomorrow for a more informed opinion. But it seems that vosIs neias agrees with me that Weiss's doughnuts are on 'one of the best' list...

TBC

Mikeinmidwood said...

G6

They do look very appetizing

Sally Hazel

I tried to make it to some of the bakeries tonite, but it was late and they were all closed.

frumskeptic said...

I was at a chanukah party last night, best Israeli style donut I've ever had :)

Host said they were from Goldbergs (dunno if they have their own bakery or they get from a bakery, have never actually been there to know).

My hubby on the otherhand didn't have the jelly donut, only the regular vanilla frosted and he rated it as only "ok"...

we both still think Dunkin Donuts is the best, but thats only if we can get away with a dairy donut...

SubWife said...

Tried sufaniyot from Cake Center on Ave. P - pretty good, but tried the ones from Pita Sababa tonight - awesome! Waiting for SubHub to weigh in on the topic.

Moshe said...

Had some at party in Lower East Side, and some at my Shul's party. Free stuff's always good, unless it's really bad.

Bought last night in Glatt Mart, 4 for $2.99. Decent enough.

Mikeinmidwood said...

Frum Skeptic

I dont think goldbergs makes their own but i'll check it out.

Sub Wife

Never heard of cake center, where on P is it so i can give it an official rating.

Moshe

I tried pomegranates but they werent the best, ill hit Glatt mart soon.

SubWife said...

Cake Center is I believe between E 2 and E 3rd on Ave. P. They are $1.25. If you buy a dozen, then they are $1. But if you at the neck of the woods already, I highly recommend Pita Sababa, between E 4 and E 5, on Kings highway.

Bought some from Moisha's today, $1 ea, pretty decent,I must say. Even better than Cake center's.

SubWife said...

LOL, just ready your new piece. Yeah, completely agree. Pita Sababa should get full 10 (but not for their custard though, jelly only). The dough is the best. I think this year they made sufganiyot even better than the last.

Mikeinmidwood said...

Subwife

Thanks, and yeah pita sababa is better than last.

Jacob Da Jew said...

The owners of CakeCenter used to be the owners of Chiffons on Coney. Good stuff.

Mikeinmidwood said...

Jacob Da Jew

Yeah I was there, pretty good somewhere around an eight I gave them, I dont know if I should post the last bakeries I went to, seems pointless now that chanukah is over.