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Lebanese Deli/Take Out?

NAtiveNewYorker Mar 13, 2007 11:55 AM

Any place to buy authentic spinach pies, kibbeh, meat pies, etc?

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    KRS Mar 17, 2007 06:21 AM

    The Family Store is in a class by itself. http://www.google.com/maps?num=100&hl=en&newwindow=1&safe=off&client=firefox-a&channel=s&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&hs=dsD&q=family-store&near=Brooklyn,+NY&radius=0.0&latlng=40650000,-73950000,7863223923697119923&sa=X&oi=local&ct=authority&cd=1

    Laila, item B here: http://www.google.com/maps?hl=en&...
    It's a restaurant, but has great takeout. I've never had labnee that's anywhere close to theirs.

    1. lambretta76 Mar 13, 2007 02:29 PM

      Damascus offers Syrian versions of the types of food you're looking for. Sahadi's also offers these as well and is Lebanese, but Damascus is first and foremost a bakery.

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      1. re: lambretta76
        charlie_b Mar 15, 2007 10:39 AM

        if you are in Queens vs. Brooklyn, the middle eastern store on 43rd & 43rd (SE corner) is Lebanese i believe -- at least they serve what i consider to the "Lebanese" garlic spread on their very inexpensive chicken sandwich. and lots of good things there in general.

        i love that Damascus sells the same/similar Lebanese garlic spread.

        and i also love D'vine Taste, which has some of the fines nut-roll (finger) baklava i've had.


        1. re: charlie_b
          welle Mar 15, 2007 01:39 PM

          I'm pretty sure NativeNYer is coming from Manhattan, and I would not recommend coming to Queens. That store is a disgrace for a Lebanese place IMO - very dirty looking. I would much prefer Damascus bakery.
          Bread & Olive in Manhattan makes pretty good spinach pies, cheese and meat pies. I like their goat cheese bread.

          1. re: welle
            NAtiveNewYorker Mar 16, 2007 12:03 PM

            Great tips, thanks.

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        neversent Mar 13, 2007 12:43 PM

        D'Vine Taste, on 7th Ave. in Park Slope. It's my favorite neighborhood store, great owners (a Lebanese family), delicious food. The fresh fig treats (figs imported from Lebanon) are amazing.

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