Labneh (strained greek yogurt) in NYC
Does anyone know of a grocery store in the NYC area (could be in an outer borough) that sells greek groceries such as Labneh (strained yogurt)? I've been dying to use this at home since having it at ilili in the city.
Fairway has it.
It is so easy to make. Get a good quality whole milk yogurt. I use Stoneyfields.
Pour into an old style metal pasta colander.
If the holes in the colander are too big line with cheesecloth.
Place the colander in a bowl to catch the liquid.
Put in the fridge for a couple of days.
Serve with dried mint and olive oil drizzled on top.
International Grocery on 9th Ave will be your best bet for Greek groceries (spreads, dips, yogurt, etc.) in Manhattan. Illili is not so Greek, so the other suggestions are great for things from the other (southern) side of the Mediterranean.