If you know what a babka is, you will know that 99 percent of them are awful. A babka is a yeast raised loaf-shaped pastry with swirls of dark chocolate inside. It is somewhere between a bread and a cake and utterly delicious.
If you want to see why centuries of Jewish food mavens swoon over babka (and why one of the funnier episodes of Seinfeld contained a fistfight for the last chocolate babka at the bakery) buy one at Ross Bread in Ridgefield. It is worth taking one on the chin for.