Damascus Bread and Bakery

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Damascus Bread and Bakery
Brooklyn Heights

This family-run Syrian bakery has been around for more than 70 years, and once you bite into one of their homemade triangular savory pies, you’ll understand why. A whole-wheat pocket is stuffed with fresh ribbons of spinach and onions; an even better bet is the lahmajun, a thinly stretched piece of dough resembling pizza crust, topped with a spicy mixture of ground lamb, peppers, onions and cilantro. No one should leave before indulging the sweet tooth with a bird’s nest, a sphere of crinkled phyllo dough filled with a mound of sticky minced pistachios and honey. There aren’t any seats inside, so grab your goods and head to one of Columbus Park’s benches.

Venue name: Damascus Bread and Bakery
Address: 195 Atlantic Ave

Cross street: between Clinton and Court Sts
Opening hours: Daily 7am–7pm
Transport: Subway: F to Smith–9th Sts; M, R to Court St; 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall
Price: Average pastry $2. AmEx, MC, V
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