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Hand-Made Armenian Foodstuffs

John-Paul Pagano | Jan 29, 2005 07:22 PM

New York chowhounds who are from, or have visited, the Boston suburbs know and miss the pleasures of fresh Armenian foodstuffs. There are several Turkish delis scattered near Avenue W in Brooklyn and in Sunnyside, but it's rare to find something on the order of Arax Market or Eastern Lamejun in the Watertown/Belmont area outside of Boston.

I have a dream, however, that one day I will find a place in the Boroughs that sells handmade Armenian string cheese from briny tubs, Bulgarian kashkeval, and actual Armenian tahn (as opposed to Turkish Ayran). I want to see Les Karnie Aliments products (tahn-koko) on the shelves, and I want big vats of fresh olives. Please don't direct me to overpriced and touristy Kalustyan's. Is there any place I can go?

Thanks.

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