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mexican sweets

Liz Cain Apr 30, 2002 08:12 PM

Are there any dulcerias in New York like the ones in Puebla that sell all those fabulous Mexican desserts? Since about 75% of the Mexicans in NYC are from Puebla, I'm hoping there is a dulceria somewhere here.

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    Jeremy Osner Apr 30, 2002 08:26 PM

    I have not been back there in a good long while so cannot vouch for its current status, but La Flor in Woodside had about the best Mexican sweets I've eaten in NY.

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      Jeremy Osner May 2, 2002 12:58 PM

      You might want to check out Leon Bakery, at 9th Ave. and 48th Street. I just found this place for the first time today, so take my impression of it with a grain of salt... everything on the shelves looked very good; and the one thing I tried, a flakey tube with berry jam inside, lived up to its appearance.

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        beivyNY Aug 14, 2008 10:33 AM

        Six years after this post I have the same question.

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          silencespeak Aug 17, 2008 09:39 PM

          And me too.

          Cannot find condensed dulce de leche (it looks like a white brick) anywhere.

          1. re: silencespeak
            AdrianLesher Aug 17, 2008 10:49 PM

            I don't know if you're looking for something fresher or less factory made, but I've seen solid dulce de leche in next to the checkout counter at the Papa and Sons grocery at Flatbush and Lincoln Road in Prospect Lefferts Gardens.

            1. re: silencespeak
              mooms Aug 20, 2008 02:50 PM

              Found dulce de leche candies (about 60cents each) at the Dominican grocer NW corner of 173th and B'way in Washington Heights (boxes of fruits and vegetables outside help mark the spot). They also had marmalade sweets, guava paste confections, coconut macaroons and a sweet potato-coconut pudding. Really sweet, but so good. Service was friendly, prices reasonable.

              1. re: mooms
                silencespeak Aug 30, 2008 01:07 PM

                Thank you both very much.

                1. re: mooms
                  mooms Sep 11, 2008 10:25 AM

                  Whoops -- it's on the corner of B'way and 172nd, called Broadway Farm, next to the restaurant Galicia. And the sweet potato-coconut pudding, she is no more. Sniff.

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