Graul's Market

★★★★☆
  • 7713 Bellona Ave

    Baltimore, MD 21204

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  • 410-823-6077

About Graul's Market

Hours
Mon - Sat, 8am - 7pm; Sun, 9am - 5pm

Food

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I was amazed to read the review about poor cake quality at Graul's Market. I buy cakes there several times a year and find them to be as good as ever and the staff to be very cooperative. As for finding cakes of Graul's quality at lower prices at Sugarbakers or Patisserie Poupon, I think that is just crazy talk. Sugar Bakers is probably 50% more expensive and Patisserie Poupon won't even publish their prices online. My daughters' birthday parties are today and their Cupcake Cakes were decorated to my specifications and they were delicious, too. Thanks to the bakers & decorators at Graul's!

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★★★★★

I was amazed to read the review about poor cake quality at Graul's Market. I buy cakes there several times a year and find them to be as good as ever and the staff to be very cooperative. As for finding cakes of Graul's quality at lower prices at Sugarbakers or Patisserie Poupon, I think that is just crazy talk. Sugar Bakers is probably 50% more expensive and Patisserie Poupon won't even publish their prices online. My daughters' birthday parties are today and their Cupcake Cakes were decorated to my specifications and they were delicious, too. Thanks to the bakers & decorators at Graul's!

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I ordered cakes from all of the local Grauls for years and while they used to be good quality for grocery stores, I have stopped purchasing them due to the decreased workmanship and unfortunate attitudes of the decorators. It is also noteworthy that the markets have drastically increased their prices for tiered cakes in the past year, while the quality of the decorating has decreased. Bakeries including SugarBakers and Patisserie Poupon provide superior products at comparable prices and employees are pleasant to work with.

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★★☆☆☆

I ordered cakes from all of the local Grauls for years and while they used to be good quality for grocery stores, I have stopped purchasing them due to the decreased workmanship and unfortunate attitudes of the decorators. It is also noteworthy that the markets have drastically increased their prices for tiered cakes in the past year, while the quality of the decorating has decreased. Bakeries including SugarBakers and Patisserie Poupon provide superior products at comparable prices and employees are pleasant to work with.

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Any bread prepared from a starter, sponge or subjected to a long fermentation is going to smell "yeasty" even after baking. The fresher the bread the more apparent the smell. It will dissipate quickly. Commercially baked breads, even in France, are often baked with yeast accelerants that pump up the loaf quickly without the characteristic "stale beer" smell. One reliable way to check. Slice the loaf. If there are no big holes. It was fast fermented just like "wonder bread". The artesian breads that people crave today cannot be mass produced in a factory. The doughs are very wet, require long fermentation periods under refrigeration, and can only be formed for final baking by hand. And when they come out of the over they all smell a bit sour.

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★★★☆☆

Any bread prepared from a starter, sponge or subjected to a long fermentation is going to smell "yeasty" even after baking. The fresher the bread the more apparent the smell. It will dissipate quickly. Commercially baked breads, even in France, are often baked with yeast accelerants that pump up the loaf quickly without the characteristic "stale beer" smell. One reliable way to check. Slice the loaf. If there are no big holes. It was fast fermented just like "wonder bread". The artesian breads that people crave today cannot be mass produced in a factory. The doughs are very wet, require long fermentation periods under refrigeration, and can only be formed for final baking by hand. And when they come out of the over they all smell a bit sour.

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The biggest reservation I have about Grauls is a quality of bread. Bread at Grauls is simply terrible especially french banquettes (they also stink, literally, try to sniff them) are the worst I have ever tasted. Well, I am used to European cuisine so I may be a little picky but on another hand Wagmans, even Giant sells very good baguettes. By the way "Sour bread" is a technique to bake a bread and a product should never taste sour after baking! In Europe sour tasting bread is regarded as uneatable but it is sold at Grauls! and unfortunately at other American grocery stores too.

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★★☆☆☆

The biggest reservation I have about Grauls is a quality of bread. Bread at Grauls is simply terrible especially french banquettes (they also stink, literally, try to sniff them) are the worst I have ever tasted. Well, I am used to European cuisine so I may be a little picky but on another hand Wagmans, even Giant sells very good baguettes. By the way "Sour bread" is a technique to bake a bread and a product should never taste sour after baking! In Europe sour tasting bread is regarded as uneatable but it is sold at Grauls! and unfortunately at other American grocery stores too.

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Graul's picks upscale neighborhoods for its markets, so the expectations for quality and service are high. The Ruxton market where I shop is no exception. Best picks include their "gourmet to go" department, their birthday cakes (and wedding cakes, too, in which the pound cake with buttercream icing is to die for) and their meat department (the butchers know what they're doing). Don't expect to find a huge selection of individual items to choose from, but rest assured that no matter what you choose will be quality. And Graul's wrote the playbook for customer service -- it's top-notch.

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★★★★★

Graul's picks upscale neighborhoods for its markets, so the expectations for quality and service are high. The Ruxton market where I shop is no exception. Best picks include their "gourmet to go" department, their birthday cakes (and wedding cakes, too, in which the pound cake with buttercream icing is to die for) and their meat department (the butchers know what they're doing). Don't expect to find a huge selection of individual items to choose from, but rest assured that no matter what you choose will be quality. And Graul's wrote the playbook for customer service -- it's top-notch.

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Graul's in Ruxton has been a fixture for generations. The grocery store is very small but stocks only the best so you are assured of quality whether it's fresh produce or canned goods or meat. They have a bakery and the baked goods are OK but not the best in town. I like the selection of cheeses and some of the deli stuff is very good. The employees are very friendly. The story is kind of cramped and maneuvering a cart around is difficult during busy times so try to shop when it's less busy.

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★★★★☆

Graul's in Ruxton has been a fixture for generations. The grocery store is very small but stocks only the best so you are assured of quality whether it's fresh produce or canned goods or meat. They have a bakery and the baked goods are OK but not the best in town. I like the selection of cheeses and some of the deli stuff is very good. The employees are very friendly. The story is kind of cramped and maneuvering a cart around is difficult during busy times so try to shop when it's less busy.

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