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Aug 30, 2007 12:35 PM

NYC's Best Hamantashen?

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

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

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

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    1. re: williej33

      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.

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

      Fairway Market
      2127 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

        1. re: addictedtolunch

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

      1. 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. 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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          1. re: gutsofsteel

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

          2. 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

            1. 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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              1. re: City Kid

                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).