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Best Knaffe Locations - Manhattan

bombadilio Aug 20, 2008 12:29 PM

For those that do not know Knaffe is a Druse Arabic dish. It comes in a round pizza like dish. It is Cheese on the bottom with a Crispy filo Dough on top. They then sprinkle it with a orange honey glaze. I have not found out any places in manhattan that have it. Anyone know f any?

I heard of a place called Sahara in Brooklyn but have not been able to find it. Any recommendations?

here is a picture of what it looks like. not the best picture but it would do:


These are three Images of Knaffe

  1. JungMann Dec 21, 2012 12:50 PM

    Bumping this thread for new updates. Laziza is great, but not convenient for me. Any good places to consider in Brooklyn? Damascus is not an option; I've had their cheese knafeh many times and it never tastes fresh.

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    1. re: JungMann
      bombadilio Dec 21, 2012 03:18 PM

      I can give some updates, I forgot about this thread.

      In my opinion if you are in Manhatan the BEST place for Knaffe is La Gazala. They have 2 locations Columbus and 78th and 46th and 9th.

      Great Knaffe and the have traditional and a new twist version. Costs about $10 and takes 25 min to make.

      Another good place is the Turkish Kitchen in Murray hill

    2. Rmis32 Dec 20, 2012 06:35 PM

      Sahara is a Turkish restaurant (with take-out, too) on Coney Island Ave, between Ave T & Ave U in Brooklyn. Not far from there, on Kings Highway and East 3rd St is Mansoura's, which has very good middle eastern pastries. Mansoura's is closed on the Jewish sabbath.

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        icculus Dec 20, 2012 04:42 PM

        Old thread, but I ended up here via google...

        It's possible the OP meant Sahadi's (not Sahara), on Atlantic Avenue near Court St. There's also a place right next door to Sahadi's called Damascus Bakery that definitely carries knaffe.

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          round2 Oct 12, 2008 03:21 PM

          I highly recommend seeking your knaffe with cheese (or without) at the amazing Lebanese Bakery in Astoria, Laziza of New York on Steinway. Laziza is a wonderland of sights and smells - and of amazing treats.

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          1. re: round2
            bombadilio Dec 21, 2009 05:10 PM

            I found a great place on 48th and 9th ave called
            La Gazala 709 9th Ave | Btwn 48th & 49th St

            1. re: bombadilio
              bombadilio Aug 18, 2010 01:49 PM

              La Gazala is still my favorite.

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            melomelo Aug 21, 2008 04:40 PM

            The Turkish version, Kunefe, is delicious at Ali Baba (34th and 2nd).

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            1. re: melomelo
              bombadilio Aug 22, 2008 12:36 PM

              The only problem is that its not with cheese...

              1. re: bombadilio
                melomelo Aug 25, 2008 08:39 PM

                It absolutely is...Kunefe without cheese is a totally different dessert called kadayif. Ali Baba has kunefe.

            2. DaveCook Aug 20, 2008 09:00 PM

              You can find it at Tanoreen, in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn...


              ...though do call first; I understand they're moving to another nearby location.

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