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Good Hamentaschen?

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Any suggestions for a pleace to buy good hamentaschen? I love on the UWS. Also, any place that offers them in chocolate flavor is a bonus, too!

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  1. There is a terrific little hole-in-the-wall bakery in the East Village that makes incredible hamentaschen. And the bonus is that they make them all year round. They are my dad's favorite and I discovered this place one day back in the summer and sent him a little surprise package in the mail.

    My apologies for not knowing the name, but it's on the east side of 2nd ave between St. Mark's and 5th street. I can't remember the exact block. But, it's worth checking out if you are in the east village. Their dough is terrific - flavorful and flaky.

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    1. re: piegirl74

      Moishe's. It's between 6th and 7th. EV classic. Lot's of coverage here on it. I love the poppyseed. I don't think they do chocolate. Poppy, rasberry, and apricot I believe....Maybe chocolate...

      1. re: Silverjay

        I agree! Excellent! Not sure about chocolate, though. They also do a good mandelbread.

        Orwasher's has good hamentschen, too.

          1. re: addictedtolunch

            Yup! I'll fourth that.
            I just had one last week, and they're better then ever.

            (no chocolate though.)

            1. re: steelydad

              I don't know, but if they do, even if their product starts out fresh, it would arrive stale.

        1. re: piegirl74

          9th Street Bakery--makes a cream cheese hamentaschen with different fillings--they are located off 1st Avenue at 9th Street--yum-yum-

        2. I like the ones at the cheesecake shop on 8th ave btw 31-2nd. Name escapes me at the moment. No chocolate though. Also for the Purim season Silver Moon Bakery at Bway and 105th has them.

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          1. re: kerokaeru

            The cheesecake shop it Di'Auitos and everytime I go in there it reminds me totally of the bakery I went to as a kid.

            1. Jerusalem Pizza and Bakery on Broadway btwn 37th and 38th. The best!

              1. Go to Cafe Angelique between Bway & Lafayette St- the sandwiches and salads are excellent. They gave us some hamentaschen at the end for free and they were delicious! (They had chocolate ones which were great and also poppy seed which I didnt try, but my friends loved!)