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Aug 1, 2012 12:48 PM

Where to find Italian Ladyfingers (Savoiardi) for Tiramisu in Lower Westchester

Making my first tiramisu this weekend and have read it's best to use the hard Italian ladyfingers called savoiardi found in Italian groceries. I'm not sure where I can get these in lower Westchester -- maybe even the supermarket for all I know, but I've heard they can be hard to find. Anyone with firsthand knowledge on this? Fairway? One of the Italian bakeries on Mamaroneck Ave?? Thanks!

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  1. Any A & S pork store or really good Italian deli should have them. Otherwise Arthur Ave.

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    1. re: Doreen

      Thanks, I figured an Italian grocery would but I guess I need also to check where they are. There's J&D in Chester Heights -- I can give them a call

    2. Iron Tomato in White Plains has them.

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      1. re: wincountrygirl

        Thank you. Hoping not to have to drive that far as I'm in New Rochelle.

        1. re: cloverose

          V. Zucherelli on Route 22 just over the border from Bronxville in Eastchester has them.

          1. re: roxlet

            Thanks, that's convenient for me!

          2. re: cloverose

            Try Cosmo and Alex on Mmk Avenue in Mamaroneck. Lots of imported Italian goods. Also maybe Dante's in White Plains.

        2. I have seen them in a few shoprites in westchester. Def in WP. Some stop& the "ethnic food" aisles. I know, don"t as me why! I almost never see them in the cookie sections.

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          1. re: liza219

            Be careful if you get them in the supermarket that they are the hard kind, not soft. For tiramisu you need the real hard kind or it will just turn to mush.

            1. re: wincountrygirl

              I know about finding the hard ones -- I've been studying the art of making tiramisu like I'm taking a college course! My first attempt was going to be this weekend but it may be too hot in the kitchen. BTW, I also saw some well reviewed savoiardi available online at Thanks!

          2. Found them at Cosmo and Alex in Mam'k. They had a huge display and a brand that I had read was good, Bonomi. Also picked up the marscapone there. Thanks laylag!

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            1. re: cloverose

              ShopRite Carries them
              Cookies - Savoiardi Lady Fingers

              17.00 oz $2.49

              1. re: tonyv

                That's them! What a deal too. Oh well, now I know. BTW, the tiramisu turned out awesome!

              2. re: cloverose

                My pleasure cloverrose. The place is a real local treasure - they have some great stuff packed into a rather small space.