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.
Damascus Bread and Bakery
|Venue name:||Damascus Bread and Bakery|
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|