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Oatcakes and Scottish Food in NYC

gtrekker2003 May 19, 2007 06:46 AM

I just came back from Scotland and am addicted to oatcakes. Where can I find them in NYC? Preferably in Manhattan. I checked Myers of Keswick but they didn't have them.

Also, any good Scottish pubs in the city? I heard of St. Andrews but it seems to be very expensive. Any others?


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  1. rose water May 19, 2007 11:38 AM

    I'd try the Harlem Fairway. When we came back from Scotland, we schlepped back loads of oatcakes and shortbread. I know that they have loads of the exact shortbread that we bought, and I'd guess they might have oatcakes as well.

    1. wleatherette May 19, 2007 01:06 PM

      that's weird. myers of keswick has had nairn's oatcakes in stock whenever i've been there. i'd check natural food stores. since oatcakes are wheat free, low gi, etc you can usually find them there. in williamsburg, the bedford cheese shop stocks them although they really jack up the price, and the garden in greenpoint carries them.

      1. MaspethMaven May 19, 2007 08:03 PM

        Chelsea Market Baskets has shortbreads and oatcakes, and weirdly, my local Duane Reade had lots of shortbread last week....
        St. Andrews is expensive.

        Swift's is regarded as Scottish/Irish. You can try it out if you like.

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        1. re: MaspethMaven
          gtrekker2003 May 19, 2007 08:16 PM

          Is Swift's a restaurant? Where is it?

          Thanks for the ideas!

          1. re: gtrekker2003
            wleatherette May 20, 2007 07:05 AM

            it's a pub/bar, on e.4th near bowery iirc.

            not sure how far you're willing to travel, but there is a large scottish community in kearney, nj.

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