Devotees of Ostrovitsky, the hound-endorsed bakery in Midwood, can fill up on kosher treats in Borough Park at a satellite outlet tucked into a Rio gas station. Selection is smaller than at the Avenue J flagship, but it passes the road test, reports Mike R. He rates the challah “high-test” and the hamantaschen “89 octane.” There’s also coffee and a steam table laden with pastas, potato kugel, kasha varnishke, and other hot foods.
Ostrovitsky Coffee Shop and Bakery [Borough Park]
3715 14th Ave., between 37th and 38th Sts., in Rio Service Station, Brooklyn
Ostrovitsky Bakery [Midwood]
1201 Ave. J, at E. 12th St., Brooklyn
Great Challah in Brooklyn?