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Sep 16, 2007 08:15 AM

greek food in westfield nj

any suggestions on greek food "to go" in westfield or surrounding areas???

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  1. lludra, there really isn't any place near Westfield which has Greek food. No Greek restaurants which I'm aware of, and I certainly wouldn't consider going into a diner to get a Greek salad a recommendation for you LOL. At that point, you could do it at home, and cheaper. This is something sorely missing around here. I know there is a couple of places further south of here, around Edison I think? Some others on the board will be able to give you the names, they esape me at the moment - but they certainly will not be "to go", if you live around here.

    1. the greek store in kenilworth makes excellent spinach pie (frozen - put in cold oven at 350 for 1 hour) - better than 99 percent you'll ever get in restaurants. gs' eggplant salad is great too, but many other meze type items are too oily for me. excellent fresh baklava, too. same goes for the halvah. they also have some outside vendor stuff like frozen 10-packs of armenian meat pies (lamejun).

      when it's fresh, the pastichio at the westfield diner is excellent, but, even simple items like baked potato, rice pudding, and salad seem beyond the capability of the kitchen's ability.

      1. The Westfield Diner has a menu for Greek night posted near the cash register.

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        1. re: albinoni

          True, but their food really is not particularly good. Everytime we're there, we wonder why we bother.

          1. re: sivyaleah

            LOL, Sivy. Posted for informational purposes only. I've only eaten there once, and it was a western omelet, which does not exactly test the limits of the kitchen's abilities. I do go in every so often for a slice of cake, as I did last night, and it was disappointing--a little stale, and nowhere near as good as the chocolate layer cake they serve at the Fontainbleu in Piscataway.

            1. re: albinoni

              Too funny, well maybe not funny but pathetic, but we too have given the Westfield Diner a coupl eo chances and have been very disappointed each time, yes even with eggs! When we come home late from the theater (11:30pm) we either have to make plans to stop somewhere in the city before we head home, or we're stuck at the W.D. for a piece of cake and coffee. While it would be nice to stop at one of the "many" coffee houses, living in the burbs has it's drawbacks as they all close relatively early. So off we go (when we're desperate) to the W.D.. Ugh!

              1. re: jnk

                I guess we're off on a tangent. We were there during the summer,which will probably be our last time. For some reason, I was in the mood for waffles for dinner. Both my husband and I got bacon with our meal and it was the worst we'd ever had. Flavorless (bacon with no flavor? Who knew?), tough, and overcooked to the point of being like cardboard.

                Waffle was ok at least but really, it's kind of hard to find a diner which is truly "bad" and whoever is behind the grills there just does not know how to cook - let alone I believe the quality of the food they use is very subpar.

                1. re: sivyaleah

                  I pass the diner EVERY day, and there are always crowds going in at lunch time. I just don't get it.