While a regular reader of Chowhound, I try to post only about types of food I really know about. Whenever there is a posting about Jewish style food or deli opinions, you will most likely see a posting from me. A few weeks ago, my wife brought home a challah from our temple that was one of the best I've ever had and easily the best I've had in 21 years of bay area challah eating. This challah is eggy with a nice crust. It is not too dry or too wet. It turns out that the husband of my daughter's pre school teacher has gone into the challah making business out of his home in the Sunset. His name is Irving and right now, he bakes from his kitchen by order only. His challah has been a smash at our temple and everyone is ordering it so he is looking for a larger facility than his kitchen. He is thinking about expanding and doing cinnamon raisin and rye loafs as well, both in proper Jewish tradition like the challah. Irving has started taking orders from the general public and will make arrangements for pick up or drop off. His phone number is 415-753-5474 and his challahs come in various sizes. A small is enough for my family of three (baby is 4 but doesn't eat yet) for Shabat. We order a larger one if we want leftovers for french toast. Give these challahs a try and tell me what you think.
Irving's Premium Challahs