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Ukrainian pastries in Midwood

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Ukrainian pastries in Midwood

Adam Stephanides | Apr 11, 2000 11:05 PM

A couple Saturdays ago, I had an early dinner at DiFara Pizzeria. After my slice, I went looking for something sweet to finish off my meal. This was not as easy as I had at first thought, because this seems to be primarily a Jewish shopping district, and most bakeries were closed for the Sabbath. But after walking west a couple of blocks I did come across Ukraina at 1214 Avenue J. This is actually a grocery, but with some fresh baked goods in the window.

I had something that was shaped like a strudel but wasn't, since it wasn't wrapped in strudel dough but in a regular pastry shell (I don't know the Ukrainian word for it). Be that as it may, it was filled with a variety of fruits and nuts, and was delicious. I've had pastries from highly touted places I haven't enjoyed nearly so much. I also had a small cylinder of strudel dough with cherry filling, but that wasn't as good. To get there, take the D train to Avenue J, the same as for DiFara.

--Adam

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