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Aug 20, 2008 12:29 PM

Best Knaffe Locations - Manhattan

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

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

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

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

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      1. re: melomelo

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

        1. re: bombadilio

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

      2. 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

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

        2. 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.

          1. 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.