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rockycat Dec 19, 2007 05:39 AM

I'll be in NY later this week and have a shopping list of items friends have asked me to bring back here to the boonies. Most of the items are specifically Israeli. Since I'll be in Queens anyhow (mostly Flushing & Bayside) I figure it's no problem.

Where can I find the best selection of Israeli food items in Queens?

TIA

  1. Joe Berger Dec 19, 2007 12:39 PM

    all kosher and under the VHQ;
    Brach's Supermarket Of Queens
    72-51 Main St. - Kew Gardens Hills
    (718) 544-7448
    not all kosher, but worth a visit;
    Trader Joe's - Queens
    90-30 Metropolitan Ave, Rego Park
    (718) 275-1791

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      Levial Dec 19, 2007 01:12 PM

      A to Z kosher on Union Turnpike had a lot of things, and the cheeses were impressive. My husband is Israeli and he was impressed.

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        jeterfan Dec 19, 2007 01:35 PM

        For fresh Israeli spices, go to Pereg on Main Street.

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        shoelace Dec 19, 2007 05:58 PM

        Can you give us a more specific list of what you're looking for, I find my best bet for Israeli, is Amalya's, which is on Main Street, near CUNY law school

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          cb3 Dec 20, 2007 06:10 AM

          I agree with the Pereg suggestion. You'll love the aroma just walking in there. You can also check out Wasserman's, which is across the street from Brach's, for the Israeli packaged and canned products. Of course, Supersol might also have what you're looking for.

          If you're closer to Bayside, check out the Union Turnpike shops: Phoenix Foods, Isaac's, A to Z.

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            aivri Dec 21, 2007 06:54 AM

            I suggest Amalya's as well. They have an excellent selection of olives, pickles, and cheeses (including multiple varieties of feta). We stop there whenever we go to JFK or LGA to pick up some feta and preserved lemons.

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