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May 14, 2004 04:07 PM

Maltese places in New York

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Does anyone know of any Maltese restaurants or happenings in New York City? The only thing I'm aware of is the Maltese Cultural Center in Astoria -- that neighborhood having once been home to a small Maltese diaspora. Anyone aware of anything else?


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  1. hi i m also a maltese in new york and looking for maltese restaurants or bakers..did u manage to find anything?? if so pls let me know i m dying for some good maltese food or bread :)

    thanks a lot

    1. You can (or at least could) get Maltese pastizzi here:

      JMJ Baking Corp
      38-11 23rd Street
      Long Island City NY 11100
      (718) 392.7280

      You may want to call in advance to see if they still have them.

      Here's a link to a review I wrote a while back:

      1. The Maltese Club you mentioned in Astoria usually has both frozen and cooked pastizzi. Around the holidays they also stock some of the sweet treats like the molasses ring, can't remember the Maltese name, but it's delicious. Definitely call before going though. When we stopped by about a month ago they were out of pastizzi. Also know that they're only open Friday late afternoon/evening through Sunday afternoon. They are extremely friendly over there and do sponsor a few events during the year where I'm sure the food is wonderful.

        JMJ Baking Corp is also a fun place to visit. We called before we went and when we walked in the owner right away recognized my husband as being Maltese. Needless to say, we were wisked into the back where he showed us the commercial bakery and were sent home with the most wonderful pastizzi.

        1. Does the Maltese Club have a restaurant, or do they only serve food at those events?

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          1. re: lambretta76

            More like a bit of a social club/bar, with the Maltese soda and very standard beers & a few cocktails, not a restaurant. They do serve cooked pastizzi at the bar and I think sometimes hamburgers. It's almost always all men in there, but they were friendly and accepting when my husband and I stopped in. Usually there's soccer playing on the TVs and there's also a pool table.

          2. Hmmm... Kinnie, Cisk, and a pastizzi. I have the feeling my weekend is shaping up.