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pbjluver Mar 16, 2011 11:38 AM

Purim is this weekend and I am ISO the best hamantashen, all fillings
— MANHATTAN ONLY — please

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    City Kid Mar 17, 2011 07:13 AM

    Greenberg's was absolutely my first and best thought; Eli's or EAT should also have good ones. I'd like to recommend Moishe's but, honestly, their stuff if quite tasteless and cardboard-y. I have a sentimental feeling about the place after having gone there for so many years, but the stuff is just not good.

    1. penthouse pup Mar 16, 2011 05:15 PM

      Try Moishe's, for a down-scale version but pretty close to what I used to get at home fifty years ago...
      2nd Ave/7th Street...soft dough, good lekvar(prune)...Greenberg is no longer owned by Greenberg, by the way...Not sure if Moishe really owns Moishe's but it's definitely kosher...

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        yebo Mar 16, 2011 05:44 PM

        And I love Moishe's rugelach, especially chocolate.

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          gutsofsteel Mar 16, 2011 06:49 PM

          I'm well aware that the Greenbergs sold the business. That's not relevant to how good the hamanteshen are there now.

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            pbjluver Mar 17, 2011 10:10 AM

            I was told by a friend that Eli's has delicious ones
            Will go over tomorrow and let you all know
            thanks for all the responses

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            drasil Mar 16, 2011 08:44 PM

            +1 for Moishe's (poppy seed are my favorite). +1 also for it over Greenberg's.

            @gutsofsteel, did you know that many of the baked goods at Greenberg's come from Crumbs? I don't know about the hamantashen specifically, but I live in their building and see the Crumbs-branded baking tray dollies in and out of that place every morning.

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              gutsofsteel Mar 17, 2011 07:27 AM

              No I did not know that. All I can say is that the hamantashen are good, because I recently had one. Also had a good brownie. Didn't try anything else.

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            gutsofsteel Mar 16, 2011 11:38 AM

            William Greenberg does a good job. Madison in the low 80s...

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