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Homemade Greek yogurt at Mediterranean Foods, Astoria


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Homemade Greek yogurt at Mediterranean Foods, Astoria

Eric Eto | Dec 13, 2003 08:38 PM

I was going to stock up on some Total brand Greek yogurt at one of the Greek markets in Astoria. Titan was a little out of the way, and I usually stop at Cyprus Food on 30th Ave. But this time, I noticed Mediterranean Foods on 34th St so I went to check it out. Just as I picked out one of the tubs of Total brand, I noticed a stack of unmarked takeout containers with the white stuff. Like Bruce Willis in Pulp Fiction trying to choose the right weapon, I must have gone through the entire cold case -- first the mid-size tub of Total, then the family sized tub, then the homemade stuff, then the homemade tzatziki, then the homemade taramosalata... you get the picture. I got one each of the yogurt, tzatziki, and the tarmosalata. So this yogurt is pretty damn good. I don't get down to Sullivan St enough to pick up yogurt at The Yogurt Place, or to the remote corner where the parent shop is located in East Elmhurst, so this is a significant find for me. I should also mention that this stuff is significantly cheaper than Total brand or The Yogurt Place's stuff at $2.75/lb. Oh, the tzatziki is also wonderfully galicky, and the taramosalata is 100% better than the one I got from Titan.

Mediterranean Foods (two locations)
30-12 34th St
(718) 728-6166

23-18 31st St
(718) 721-0221

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