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NYC's Best Hamantashen?

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carogol Aug 30, 2007 12:35 PM

We've got a few diehard fans in our office looking to start a competition...where should we get the best to taste and try?
thankx Carolyn

  1. LNG212 Feb 26, 2010 10:49 AM

    Since this old thread got revived, I'll add another. I recently had one from the bakery vendor at the Friday greenmarket on W97th Street. Very good.

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      City Kid Feb 26, 2010 07:29 AM

      I always want to like Moishe's but the shortening they use makes the stuff taste like cardboard...Greenberg's has really good ones.

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        addictedtolunch Feb 26, 2010 10:11 AM

        When they are fresh, and haven't been out long, Moishe's are great. But they don't have a good turnover (awful pun intended).

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        freddukes Feb 26, 2010 06:58 AM

        i haven't tried any nyc hamentashen yet (i'm in the market for the best!), so i can't weigh in myself yet, but there's a comparison of a bunch of nyc hamentashen spots--including moishe's and some others mentioned above--at cleanedmyplate.com.

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          gutsofsteel Aug 31, 2007 06:33 AM

          You should wait until Purim, which is a Jewish holiday in the springtime for which these are made. You'll have a bigger selection to choose from. And you should definitely include some places in Brooklyn and Queens.

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            Blumie Aug 31, 2007 06:37 AM

            No reason to wait for Purim. Many places make them year round.

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            Blumie Aug 31, 2007 06:28 AM

            I don't know if it's still there and if they're still good, but I used to love the poppy seed hamantashen from Cranberries, on Henry Street in Brooklyn Heights (a very short walk from the High Street stop on the A/C trains).

            1. williej33 Aug 30, 2007 12:38 PM

              The ones at Moishe's on 2nd Ave are damn good. Like the poppy seed the best, but have never been let down.

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              Moishe's Bake Shop
              115 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

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                LNG212 Aug 31, 2007 04:18 AM

                I have always liked the ones at the Hungarian Pastry Shop. If I can't get up there, then I get the ones at Fairway which are pretty good, especially poppyseed and raspberry.

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                Hungarian Pastry Shop
                1030 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025

                Fairway Market
                2127 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

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                  CantStopEating Feb 26, 2010 10:17 AM

                  Second Hungarian Pastry Shop near Columbia.

                  www.inbundles.com

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                  addictedtolunch Aug 31, 2007 04:57 AM

                  Second Moishe's, on Hamentashen only.

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                    eastvillgirl Sep 3, 2007 12:32 PM

                    I'll third Moishe's. I love their poppyseed Hamentaschen.

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