Does anyone know where I can buy fresh halvah from a wheel (not packaged) in northern New Jersey?
I looked at Eppes Essen in Livingston, Shop-Rite in Livingston and no dice.
I know Zabar's in NYC has it, but I need some nearby for a gift before I can get to NYC.
105 E Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039
re: scarlet knight
i did a quick Google search and came up with a few that sound promising:
All My Sweets
1131 Main Street, Paterson, (973) 350-6966
Hours: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Tuesday to Friday; 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.
628 W. St. Georges Ave.
7 Hills of Istanbul restaurant and market
441 and 437 Raritan Ave., Highland Park
I have to agree with the Main Street Paterson recommendations. There are several markets/bakeries/sweets shops along the street.
Our favorite market is Fattal's. It has halvah as well as a wide array of other middle eastern products.
Mondial, also on Main Street, is (was) a large sweet shop with all sorts of pastry and candy items. I say was because the last time we were there it looked like it was closed but we just drove by so I'm not sure of its status.
I went to All My Sweets and bought some baklava, but they did not have halvah.
I went to Fattal's and they had a wide array of fresh halvah. I bought 2 big chunks of marble halvah, which they let me taste first. I could see where one could go overboard at this store, loads of exotic food.
Thanks for all the great tips. This section of Paterson near Clifton is interesting.