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Jun 1, 2011 03:47 PM

Hunt for Paletas

Mission: Paletas
Description: Latin American homemade fresh fruit ice pops
Location: Queens, to a lesser extent Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, SI


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  1. There's a place on Ft. Hamilton Pkwy and around 39th St. near the White Castle in BK.

    Sley Deli Grocery
    4217 Fort Hamilton Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11219

    1. Jeff, I've got a paletas place for you (not homemade, but commercial and pretty good).

      LOTS of flavors too ... probably about fifteen or twenty flavors to choose from -- $2 or so each IIRC.
      It's an Italian pastry shop run by Mexicans. The awning that adorns the place is from a previous owner and these new folks have no ties to the name. The location is the former Zeppieri Bakery / La Dolce Bakery space on East Tremont Avenue at Westchester Square. I think they are dba Lazaro Bakery Inc. Their Mexican bread (conchas) is cooked fresh daily.
      The Italian pastries are very good also.

      Lazaro Bakery Inc.
      2728 E Tremont Ave
      Bronx, NY 10461

      (718) 828-1984

      Lazaro Bakery
      2728 E Tremont Ave, Bronx, NY 10461

      1. Tortilleria Nixtamal has, though they're not homemade. I think they're imported from Michoacan. They're pretty good though, and they have a wide selection of flavors - during the summer at least.

        Tortilleria Nixtamal
        104-05 47th Ave, Queens, NY 11368

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        1. re: Greg

          That's right! I did have one from there a long time ago. but you know I'd love to find one at a place taht's more of a find. Nixtamal isn't challenging enough - what a loser I am....

        2. FOUND!
          Cholula Bakery on Roosevelt Ave 88-06
          They sell the exact same ones from Fernandez, PLUS they sell others of the Sley brand.

          I also found nieves today (which are essentially mexican slushies), it was 3764 90th St at Miravillas. I had Limon. It was awesome.

          Cholula Bakery
          88-06 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY 11373

          1. As Greg mentioned the ones at Tortillaria Nixmatel are really good. ummm Kiwi.