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Sep 29, 2007 06:09 PM

BEST take away, party food in Bococa/PS

Need suggestions foe the best place to buy ready made food with the following restrictions:

Must be in Cobble Hiil, Carroll Gardens or ParK slope or must deliver to those areas.

Look for food that wont perish being left out
that can be eaten by hand
that isnt extremely expensive

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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  1. Sahadi's, Damascus Bakery (cocktail size spinach and meat pies), Waterfalls. Also Joe's Perette on Smith St & 1st St for Prosciutto Balls and Rice Balls (50¢ each) and awesome 3 to 6 ft. heroes (have to be cut, but is then finger food). And also Lard Bread from Mazzoli or Cammereri

    10 Replies
    1. re: bobjbkln

      thanks i was hoping for rice ball recommendations - unfortunatley for sahadis and damascus mini pies i find them dry and tasteless. will definitely do the rice balls.

      1. re: Ljubitca

        The rice balls are good. but don't miss the proscuitto balls (they will sell you one for 50¢ so you can try it). Get it before the government declares them addictive and illegal.

        1. re: Ljubitca

          Try the spinach pies from Oriental Grocery. They are def not dry. They have pine nuts and spinach in a filo.

          1. re: Ljubitca

            both places have at least a half dozen types of pastries. you really find all of them dry and tasteless? which ones have you had? we buy damascus stuff all the time, my husband's addicted to their chicken pies. and i love the tomato feta ones at sahadi's.

            1. re: Ljubitca

              Dips from the above restaurants are fanatastic for apps. I always get babganoush from Waterfalls, hummus from Sahadi's and the garlic dip from Damascus.

              1. re: brooklynmasala

                Never had the garlic dip (do tell?) from sahadis but have had many other take away items - I should mentioned that while I will be buying items made with meat - I dont eat meat so I have never tried anything at damascus nor sadahdis that contains meat (this includes chicken). I found all the vegetarian varieties to be dry/tasteless at both places - BUT I cant say I have tried the tomato feta, but I will since I cant imagine those to be tasteless nor dry. Again I will buy anytihng for the crowd that CHs find tasty regardless if they contain meat or not. Thanks for the suggestions.

              2. re: Ljubitca

                i don't like damascus pies, but the sahadi filo ones are good, i think.

                from sahadi's, you can do a whole spread of finger food:

                the mini spanakopitas
                any of the other filo pies, cut up (tomato and feta are best after spinach, imho)
                the fried cauliflower
                the falafel balls
                taramasalata, hummos, and baba laid out with the handmade pitas from damascus
                i'm sure there's other stuff that people will chime in with

                joe's rice balls are also excellent, and he makes long heros that he will cut up for you. but i think the roasted veggie sandwiches at good food on court are better.
                also good, and in the italian mode, is the eggplant parm at franks, that place way down smith st. but that's not really finger food.

                1. re: Ljubitca

                  Yes, that's the place, except that the SU fell off the sign a long time ago (or perhaps never really existed), so it is commonly known as Joe's Perette even though I think the phone listing is for "Superette"

                  1. re: bobjbkln

                    I called him - he was so cute - anyway - he will be making a order especially for our event.

              3. If you're looking for straightforward but delicious food (appetizers, heros, platters, etc.), you may want to try Lassen & Hennigs on Montague St in Brooklyn Heights. Not sure if they will deliver to PS but they will definitely deliver to BoCoCa area. I've had them do a couple parties for me and people always enjoy the food.