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Blintzes in NYC

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Any great suggestion for blintzes in NYC, maybe even a place that has Jewish style deli meats as well?

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  1. Cafe Edison on 47th between Broadway and 8th serves blintzes. I've never had them, but heard they are good. The diner/restaurant is considered the 'Polish tea room', it is run by Polish Jews, great for soups too.

    1. Vaselka on 2nd ave and 9th? st has pretty good blintzes and some other Russian style sort of Jewish meats.

      1. Its definitely not a Jewish nosh type place, but Artisanal, on their brunch menu, has cheese blintzes with pomegranate seeds and quince puree.. an excellent selection at a fine restaurant.

        2 Park Ave (at 32nd St.)

        1. I would have to recomment Diamond Dairy Luncheonette in the Diamond Exchange Bldg. Its on 46th or 47th btwn 5th and 6th. Great blintzes and good view of people haggling over jewelry.

          1. It's been years since I ate there but my recommendation for blintzes in NYC would have to be the B&H Dairy on Second Avenue south of St. Marks. It's an authentic lunch counter-style joint and I remember many wonderful meals of soup, french toast, eggs, or blintzes when I frequented the neighborhood in my early 20s.

            Too bad Ratner's closed or that would be the place to go.


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            1. re: teebee

              B&H has by far the best blintzes I've ever had, and if you are sitting in the right seat, you can see into the kitchen and watch the pancake made fresh and then filled when you order it.

            2. The ones at Christine's Polish Restaurant on 1st Ave (12th/13th) are absolute heaven, rolled up and nice and crispy on the ends with various filling and sour cream on the side. Sinful but a gem.

              1. There's a restaurant on Queens Blvd in Forest Hills about two blocks east of Ascan Avenue called "Just Like Mothers" which is a slightly upscale version of a Polish Coffee Shop - they make good blintzes, chicken soup, potato pancakes, schnitzle, etc. Polish comfort food. Also perogies etc.

                Another suggestion tho not Jewish is Willamsburg and Greenpoint - there are a myriad of Polish Restaurants and delis there that serve delicious stuff like blintzes filled with cheese and other goodies too (blintzes with sour kraut - really good not sharp either) etc.

                Let us know your results.

                1. I would go to Zabaars behind the counter, they have gourmet handmade blintzes.

                  1. It depends on how authentically "Jewish" you want it to be. No kosher restaurant will serve you both dairy & meat; you'd have to either go for dairy (like Diamond Dairy or B&H) or meat (not sure what's kosher now that Second Ave Deli is gone. Katz's? Carnegie?)

                    Your other option would be the Polish/Ukranian places in the East Village or Williamsburg, but while they do have meat, they don't have Jewish deli. I do like Christine's for that, also Little Poland and Ukranian National Home.

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                    1. re: kittyboots

                      Katz's is NOT kosher: You can get Reubens there.

                      1. re: Pan

                        Oh well. Seems like all the kosher places I remember of old in NYC are gone ...

                        1. re: kittyboots

                          True. but two good places still exist:

                          Mill Basin Deli in Brooklyn

                          Deli Masters on Horace Harding (service road for LIE) Blvd.


                    2. Barney Greengrass has good blintzes.

                      1. sarabeths kitchen is not a bad blintz

                        1. For me the ultimate is the rasberry blintz at Vaselka's (9th St./2nd Ave.) It is a light crepe enfolding a delicate cheese filling with a wonderfully bright, whole rasberry sauce. Incidently, the sauce does not contain that cloying, ultra-starch thickened texture commonly found in diners. As Veselka is open 24/7, one need not wait for breakfast to experience the above!!

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                          1. re: VINNYFEDOR

                            Agreed. I just had these this past weekend and they are so light and really great flavor. Also, as someone else stated, Cafe Edison.