Massis - what to buy?
I've bought only a few goodies there, most memorably: bulgarian feta, romanian bacon slab, and that romanian pepper / tomato dip in a jar? What else is good? A romanian friend said their romanian bread was not so great.
Anything else to try get there before I cross the street and pick up olives and baba ganoush at el Shater?
When I'm there I tend to get the Romanian feta, but that might be a bit strong for you (it's a harsh cheese.) I used to use them a lot more for Romanian sausages and meats before I started going to the Ridgewood Pork Store. Also, their yogurt is a great deal for the area and they carry kefir/drinkable yogurt which I adore. Whenever I'm there I also pick up an enormous batch of sesame candies as they're pretty cheap there. BTW, check out Ridgewood Pork Stores Sunnyside derivative around the corner.
They have a good selection of honeys and fruit preserves.
Romanian sweet bread - "cozonac" made by Krystal Bakery in Ridgewood.
Kielbasa, which is hard to find in Sunnyside, and the thin and long sausages (cut in 2 inch pieces and flash fry, serve with mashed potatoes).
I get my cornmeal for polenta at Massis, they also have lots of other interesting stuff on that shelf in the back.