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Catskills Heimishe Bakery

66 Pleasant St., Monticello, NY - (845) 796-4796
Posted By Michael Stern on 4/21/2014 1:45:00 PM
Add Catskills Heimishe Bakery to the very short list of excellent bakeries attached to gas stations (the other one being Weikel's of La Grange, Texas). In the retail space adjoining a Citgo Ultra Power Food Mart, you will find a selection of exemplary kosher pastries and breads, plus such specialties as lukshen kugel (noodle pudding) on Thursdays. This part of the Catskills has a large population of Jewish people, but it's been our experience, at least passing through, that good Jewish food isn't easy to find. In that sense, this Heimishe bakery (which vaguely translates as Nice-Guy Bakery) fills a need.

At least it filled our needs as we drove along Route 17. We tore into big hunks of dense honey cake chock-a-block with nuts and raisins and a bowl of the stickiest, messiest, most delicious thing known as taglach. Taglach is small beads of lightweight pastry dough encased in honey and all piled together with honeyed hazelnuts and pecans. Utensils are useless because the pastry beads are too crisp to yield to fork tines and too stuck together to be separated by a spoon; so the only way to eat it is with fingers.

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Teiglach
Challah Bread
Honey Cake
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For the sweetest sweet tooth, teiglach traditionally is served on Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year.
"For the sweetest sweet tooth, teiglach traditionally is served on Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year."
Michael Stern





These loaves of egg-rich challah bread were still warm when we took their picture on a shelf by the Heimishe window. Challah is vaguely like brioche.
"These loaves of egg-rich challah bread were still warm when we took their picture on a shelf by the Heimishe window. Challah is vaguely like brioche."
Michael Stern


Isaac told us to be sure to come back when once the bakery was operating full steam. Breakfast and lunch are planned. For now, the pastries are lure enough.
"Isaac told us to be sure to come back when once the bakery was operating full steam. Breakfast and lunch are planned. For now, the pastries are lure enough."
Michael Stern


New York state is apple country. This caramel apple, although modest-sized, was crunchy and quite delicious.
"New York state is apple country. This caramel apple, although modest-sized, was crunchy and quite delicious."
Michael Stern


As of late September, the Heimishe Bakery hadn't yet posted a big sign outside. But it's easy to find, adjacent to the Citgo convenience store.
"As of late September, the Heimishe Bakery hadn't yet posted a big sign outside. But it's easy to find, adjacent to the Citgo convenience store."
Michael Stern


This dense, moist cake, studded with raisins and nuts, makes us yearn for a cup of strong coffee alongside.
"This dense, moist cake, studded with raisins and nuts, makes us yearn for a cup of strong coffee alongside."
Michael Stern


A Jewish bakery classic: raisin pumpernickle loaf
"A Jewish bakery classic: raisin pumpernickle loaf"
Michael Stern



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