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Where can I get zeppoles?

NellyNel Apr 23, 2009 08:54 AM

This morning, someone asked on another thread - "what are you craving right now??"
For me - the answer is a zeppole!
I'd kill for a good one...hot, soft and with tons of sugar.

It used to be that pizzerias made them as an everyday menu item, but these days I only see zeppoles at the feast - or a street fair. Does anyone know of a place in NYC that makes 'em every day?

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  1. kattyeyes RE: NellyNel Apr 23, 2009 09:37 AM

    HA HA! I just saw your post on the side panel and knew why you were asking. I swear, this site is dangerous, isn't it? ;) Back to your question, I've had them at the same places you have--namely, at bakeries during the Feast of San Gennaro. Here's a list of participating bakeries and restaurants. One of them has to make zeppoles. Good luck on your quest! :)

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      NellyNel RE: kattyeyes Apr 23, 2009 10:44 AM

      Yes! That is hilarious! As I posted this - I thought "I gotta stop looking at CH while I'm hungry!!"

      Thanks so much for the link - I will have to check those spots out!!
      If all else fails - I think a good hot Krsipy Kreme donut might just do the trick!

      PS Katty - I did make an Easter Pie - and it bombed!
      I don't know what happened but it was too heavy and gloopey....oh welll - I'll give it another go next year!

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      bob96 RE: NellyNel Apr 27, 2009 09:33 PM

      I'm afraid you might not have much luck finding zeppole as you like them via the attached list. They're not typically snacks sold at bakeries or pasticcerie, and I've not seen them on a regular basis anywhere but an old fashioned corner pizzeria--where they used to be ubiquitious--and at feste, of course. At least some of the pizzerie along the Bensonhurst strip of 18th avenue (60th-86th Streets) should have them, but not usually freshly made. Buona caccia.

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        NellyNel RE: bob96 Apr 28, 2009 08:30 AM

        Thanks Bob,

        I moved out of Bensonhurst in 2001, and even back then the pizzeria's had pretty much stopped making them. :(
        I think I gotta wait until July for the St. Ann's Feast in Hoboken - where I had the best I've had in YEARS last year.
        I could just taste 'em now!!

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          Jeffsayyes RE: NellyNel Apr 29, 2009 05:05 PM

          I had some at due fratelli in jackson heights (yes, jackson heights). it's a new pizzeria and they make a ton of different items every day. They were a little greasy the last time I had them though...

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            NellyNel RE: Jeffsayyes Apr 30, 2009 12:10 PM

            Thanks Jeff!
            I don't know if I'll get to Queens but thanks - I think I'm gonna have to settle for a Krispy Kreme for now!

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              Jeffsayyes RE: NellyNel Apr 30, 2009 05:57 PM

              I have some LI places as well, but that's even further...

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        nooyawka RE: NellyNel Jun 22, 2009 10:32 PM

        In Carroll Gardens, Bklyn, The House of Pizza and Calzone on Union Street off Columbia, makes them only on Fridays and Saturdays. I haven't been there in over a year so I don't know if that's still the case. They used to sell them by the dozen or half-dozen. They were huge, but good. You'll never finish a whole order by yourself.

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          BonnieB. RE: nooyawka Oct 12, 2009 03:13 PM

          Vitorio's pizza on 18th and 75th street. They always have them, not bad if eaten nice and hot.

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          Vanilla7 RE: NellyNel May 14, 2014 02:37 PM

          Momma's Pizzeria on 106th street and Amsterdam. Its in the Columbia University area Manhattan.Its the only pizzeria that makes it and their pizza is amazing also. If you go, get me some too. I was looking for another place close by my job in Union Square, but unfortunately they only make garlic knots. UUUUUGGGGHHHH!!! I will have to wait till tomorrow to buy my zeppoles.

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            Ttrockwood RE: Vanilla7 May 14, 2014 02:49 PM

            I thought the place next door to artichoke pizza on 14th had fresh zeppole....? Sorry i can't think of the name of it, it's the same side of the street as artichoke just a little further east.

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              was_bk RE: Ttrockwood May 15, 2014 04:19 PM

              You may be thinking of Led Zeppole, located a few storefronts east of Artichoke. A few years ago, Led Zeppole was replaced by Chubby Mary (Italian hero shop) that may have also served zeppoles.

              However, Chubby Mary recently closed.

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              Humbucker RE: Vanilla7 May 14, 2014 06:33 PM

              I think the USQ Ben's Pizza has em year round.

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