Nosh Walks has a knack for uncovering off-the-beaten path food experiences in often overlooked NYC neighborhoods. After all, where else can you go around the world in a few blocks? This is a city of immigrants ever in flux and the foods you’ll taste reflect this reality.
Not only will you amble from one restaurant to another but also taste your way bite by bite through a smorgasbord of groceries, bakeries and markets. Brooklyn’s Bayridge is a great example which at one time had 250,000 Scandinavians. You could once walk the streets and hear only Norwegian spoken. Now Chinese and Arabic predominate yet all the culinary influences remain vibrant.
A Middle Eastern grocery called The Family Store run by a Palestinian from Nazareth, is an eclectic gourmet shop where you can buy fresh hummus, baba ghanouj, and stuffed grape leaves made onsite along with linguini-like string cheese called halabi, and a creamy cheesecake called knaffe. Nearby is Leske’s Danish Bakery where you can taste kringler, a custard and almond ring along with slices of gjetost, a caramel-colored cheese, and krumkaker, a cannoli-like pastry roll filled with lingonberry jam and whipped cream.
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