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BRYANT PARK Turkish stand....MMm Enfes

erica Feb 19, 2012 05:22 AM

Having been struck by a sudden craving, I would like to try the gozleme at this well-regarded food stand, which I believe is at Bryant Park through the end of February.

Does anyone know if the food stands in the park,and in particular this one, are open on Sundays?

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  1. ipsedixit Jan 14, 2014 03:11 PM

    Well, this place now has a brick and mortar address at 39th/6th (about a block south of the SW corner of Bryant Park), next to that travesty called "Sushi & Deli Box".

    Anyhow, stopped in, and may have discovered my new favorite place for simits in Manhattan. These are light, chewy, nutty, with just the right hint of sweetness as you work through the dough in about your 4th chew (give or take a chew here and there).

    I think I still prefer Simit + Smith (UWS) if I want a PB&J Simit, but if I just want a basic simit I think this is the place for me.

    Mmm Enfes

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    1. re: ipsedixit
      erica Jan 15, 2014 09:18 AM

      Ipsedixit: Many thanks for the new info; once I make my way back to Manhattan, will add this address to the rotation....

      Enjoy many of your posts!

      1. re: ipsedixit
        Ttrockwood Jan 15, 2014 03:52 PM

        I walk by this place all the time! A while back i stopped in for a turkish coffee and baklava (both excellent!) but now i'll be sure to stop in for lunch too.....

        1. re: ipsedixit
          pravit Jan 15, 2014 05:54 PM

          NICE! Thanks for this, I love Turkish food and work nearby (and haven't eaten a simit since I was in Turkey 5 years ago!) Will give this one a try and report back...

          1. re: ipsedixit
            pravit Jan 19, 2014 01:21 PM

            I tried the simit w/ cheese + tomato sandwich and the potato gul borek. I really liked the simit sandwich. They put it in a panini press for a bit, and the simit is soft but still chewy and the cheese gets a bit melted.

            The potato gul borek was alright; next time I'll try one of the gozleme. Would definitely come back here to buy lunch.

            1. re: pravit
              ipsedixit Jan 19, 2014 02:37 PM


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