Truly, challah french toast is one of the more delectable dishes in the world. French toast is already an eggy, sweet, marvelous mess and adding challah bread to the mix somehow makes it even better. It turns the dish into the Platonic ideal of french toast: crisp on the outside with just the right amount of sogginess hidden underneath the crust. Yum. Challah french toast is readily available throughout the greater Boston area, but for the most part, it comes out to shine only at weekend brunch. So what do you do when you wake up on a Thursday morning craving it like nobody’s business? You use MenuPages Find-a-Food search to find those restaurants that will satisfy your need to challah back (sorrry, we couldn’t resist) on any day of the week. Frankly, we couldn’t stop thinking about some CFT ourselves, so we did the legwork for you. Eat, eat! It’s good for what ails you.
•The challah french toast at Aujourd’hui comes studded with golden raisins and drizzled with Vermont maple syrup. For an extra two bucks, you can add rum glazed bananas and pecan butter. We just blacked out for a second there from all the excitement.
•Trident Cafe is one of Boston’s cozier spots, with a cafe in front and a full bookstore in back. Settle in with a cup of coffee, a good book (may we recommend Heat?) and their cinnamon-dusted version of the dish. We can’t think of a nicer way to spend a morning.
•Although we know it doesn’t actually make it any healthier, piling our CFT high with strawberries and bananas makes us feel very virtuous. Do just that at Zaftigs Delicatessen. You’re so healthy, you can even indulge in some of their bagel chips.
[Photo: I Am Tony Ang]