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NYC's Best Hamantashen?

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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      1. re: City Kid
        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).

      2. f
        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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          1. re: gutsofsteel
            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.

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

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              1. re: williej33
                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.

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

                Fairway Market
                2127 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

                1. re: LNG212
                  CantStopEating Feb 26, 2010 10:17 AM

                  Second Hungarian Pastry Shop near Columbia.


                2. re: williej33
                  addictedtolunch Aug 31, 2007 04:57 AM

                  Second Moishe's, on Hamentashen only.

                  1. re: addictedtolunch
                    eastvillgirl Sep 3, 2007 12:32 PM

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

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