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Aug 31, 1999 10:30 PM

Greek provisions in Brooklyn

  • b

Gack! I just had a salad with some supermarket feta
that was more like an industrial sealant than the
actual item. Whoever made that garbage and then
decided to label it as feta should be flogged. Can
somebody point me towards a place reasonably near to
Park Slope and decently provisioned with Greek food?
I used to live in Astoria so I know good places up
there, but I'm thinking of a place that I could make a
run to that wouldn't involve the BQE. My taste buds
thank you in advance.

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  1. bob--consider joining the food coop on union street. In
    addition to unbelievably good and reasonable produce,
    they have some hard-to-find items that are...uh....hard
    to find in the rest of the nabe. Greek feta might very
    well be one of them.

    Another choice is to head over to Sahadi or the other
    middle eastern stores on atlantic...they'll surely have
    some good feta.


    5 Replies
    1. re: Jim Leff

      For feta, you'll do better at Sahadi's than the coop.
      You could also try International Taste on 7th bet
      1st and Garfield (imported cheese & other stuff like
      capers and olives, bulk spices, large selection of
      beers, esp English and Belgian) although it's sort of
      pricey. But for anything else, including nice organic
      produce (anything you want organic, really), bulk
      coffee, flour, tea, vitamins & other dry goods, the
      coop is pretty good, and nobody's prices are better. A
      damn sight better than Key Food, that's for sure.

      1. re: MU

        definitely Sahadi. They have multiple types of feta,
        which you ought to be able to to test, as well as all
        the olives, stalk oregano, oils etc. you would want
        for a great greek salad.

        1. re: jen kalb

          [sound of palm smacking forehead]
          Now, why didn't I think of that? Thanks for jogging
          my memory everyone.

          1. re: Bob Dively

            Bayridge has a wonderful Greek market, but I can't
            seem to remember it's exact location. I will find out
            and post so check back.

            1. re: Jo

              The market is on 5th Ave in the high 50's low 60's.
              It's been some time since I have gone so I can't seem
              to remember the name or exact address. I hope this is
              helpful enough. Later