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Baklava in Manhattan

brooklynsavory Jan 26, 2009 02:42 PM

Any suggestions? I need to buy for like 10 for a take out.

  1. LNG212 Jan 26, 2009 05:22 PM

    The best greek sweets I've ever had were from Poseidon Bakery. Love their bird's nests too.

    Poseidon Bakery
    629 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

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    1. re: LNG212
      Pan Jan 26, 2009 09:12 PM

      Yep, just the place I was gonna recommend.

      1. re: Pan
        michele cindy Jan 27, 2009 09:16 AM

        me too! I like their phyllo wrapped prune things, don't know the name, but they are SO SO good.

      2. re: LNG212
        JungMann Jan 27, 2009 05:37 AM

        And I was beaten to the punch, too. The baklava at Zeytuna's is also rather good. One might be surprised to buy top notch baklava at the local market, but considering that the store is Turkish-owned, it makes sense.

        1. re: JungMann
          Pan Jan 27, 2009 07:47 AM

          Where's Zeytuna's? What other items do you recommend there?

          1. re: Pan
            JungMann Jan 27, 2009 08:07 AM

            Zeytuna is on the corner of John and William Sts. I have mainly relied on them for produce and meat as they are competitively priced and of high quality. They also have a reasonable selection of cheeses (a luxury in the neighborhood). The baklava is the only in-house-made option that stands out in my recollection.

            1. re: JungMann
              italianagambino Jan 27, 2009 08:08 AM

              melange - one on 1st ave btween 64th and 65th and the other is right up the block on first btwn 67th and 68th
              They made about ten different types. To name a few:

              Lady Finger Baklava with walnuts and cinnamon
              Baklava Square almond
              Baklava Square Walnut
              Baklava Square Cashew
              Baklava Square Pistachio
              Baklava Square Hazelnut
              Birds Nest Baklava with pistachios

              1. re: italianagambino
                erica Jan 27, 2009 11:01 AM

                Are you saying that Melange bakes their own baklava and other pastries?

        2. re: LNG212
          Lucia Jan 28, 2009 06:42 PM


        3. Spends Rent on Food Jan 27, 2009 08:26 AM

          I just had the Baklava at Turkish Kitchen (27th & 3rd) yesterday. It is absolutely phenomenal. So good in fact that the four of us each ordered an extra to take home for dessert later this week.

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