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May 28, 2007 12:33 PM

sley deli - paleteria

biked all over brooklyn yesterday and ended up in this area (borough park / sunset park?) after cutting through prospect park. on bike, we were headed towards sley deli/grocery, a bodega which also happens to produce dozens of flavors of mexican popsicles (creamy or non-creamy) and sources to many of the other mexican bodegas in the city, but this was HQ. we ended up having rice with cream, and almond, but there were so many tropical fruit choices available, in flavors I've never even seen. there were some flavors with chili, like mango chili and pineapple chili, and also plenty of tropical fruit combinations. anyway, worth a trip somehow, but I'm not sure what train you might want to take. It's at 42-17 Fort Hamilton Parkway, which I guess is near 42nd Street.

at $1 each, there's no reason we can't sample all of their flavors by the end of the summer, I'd say.

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  1. i tried this place too and wasn't as enamored--especially since a couple weeks before i'd gone to a palateria in east chester that was amazing (fernandez palateria, i believe). i found the flavors of the paletas from sley deli to be muddled, and not as true as fernandez--everything was either too sweet or too spicy--the popsicles were fine since they were just $1, but i wouldn't go out of my way to go back--if anyone, however, knows of a good palateria in brooklyn, i'd love to hear about it--