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baklava at Trader Joe's or Whole Foods?

nc213 Aug 21, 2008 07:20 PM

I need to pick up some baklava for a party next weekend. Local restaurants are proposing outrageous prices. Anyone know if either TJs or Whole Foods carries it--fresh or frozen? and if anyone know if it's any good?

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    Humbucker RE: nc213 Aug 22, 2008 03:14 PM

    Whole Foods carries baklava in their bakery, but it isn't cheap. Maybe $1.75/piece?

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      slacker RE: nc213 Aug 22, 2008 03:53 PM

      TJ's sells them by the tray (small trays), usually in the cookie section above the frozen foods. I don't remember how much, but undoubtedly far less than at Whole Foods.

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        Cathy RE: slacker Aug 22, 2008 05:19 PM

        The baklava are locally prepared and the OP is in the DC/Baltimore area it seems...

        To the OP-I've only seen baklava fresh made and can't imagine how they could freeze nuts, honey and cooked filo to make it reheat properly.

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        OneSonTwoCats RE: nc213 Aug 22, 2008 07:46 PM

        Trader Joe's carries it. It runs about 6 bucks for around a dozen pieces.

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          nc213 RE: nc213 Aug 23, 2008 05:10 AM

          thanks everyone--I'll check my local TJs.
          $6 a tray is infinitely better than the $35/tray I was quoted at other places.

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            LisaN RE: nc213 Aug 23, 2008 11:19 AM

            You might want to buy some and try it first to make sure its good. I'd hate for you to take it to a party and find out its only so-so

            1. Kholvaitar RE: nc213 Nov 13, 2013 05:59 AM

              I'll have to pick Whole Foods baklava...
              Maybe today.

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                HillJ RE: nc213 Dec 18, 2013 02:09 PM

                If you're looking for an unexpected baklava source at a super reasonable price, head to Aldi. This time of year is when the baked good is offered in a special pkg. Some of the pieces have a chocolate drizzle but they offer a nice variety.
                This is one example for $4.99.

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