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International holiday treats

Give the Kindern (or bambini, or nios) a taste of foreign lands with these seasonal favorites, all available to go.

  • KTTBULLAR (Sweden; meatballs)

  • STOLLEN (Germany; fruitcake)

  • SPINACH PIE (Greece, Middle East)

  • LATKES (Eastern Europe)


  • PAN DE JAMN (Venezuela; ham bread)

  • BCHE DE NOL (France; "Yule log" cake)

  • LUMPIA (Philippines; spring rolls)

  • SODA BREAD (Ireland)


  • TAMALES (Mexico)

KTTBULLAR (Sweden; meatballs)

Photographs: Cinzia Reale-Castello and Virginia Rollison

1 KTTBULLAR (Sweden; meatballs)
Ikea, 1 Beard St at Otsego St, Red Hook, Brooklyn (718-246-4532, ikea-usa.com/brooklyn). $7 for a 2.5-lb package; $3 for a 14.1-oz jar of lingonberry jam

2 STOLLEN (Germany; fruitcake)
Schaller & Weber, 1654 Second Ave between 85th and 86th Sts (212-879-3047, schallerweber.com). $30 for a Neideregger marzipan loaf

3 SPINACH PIE (Greece, Middle East)
Mansoura Pastries, 515 Kings Hwy between 2nd and 3rd Sts, Gravesend, Brooklyn (718-645-7977, mansoura.com). $16 a dozen

4 LATKES (Eastern Europe)
Russ & Daughters, 179 E Houston St between Allen and Orchard Sts (212-475-4880, russanddaughters.com). $40 for "Hanukkah Light" package of ten latkes, sour cream and house-made applesauce

Stanley's Pierogi, 54-01 Metropolitan Ave at Arnold Ave, Ridgewood, Queens (718-821-3147). $5 a dozen

6 PAN DE JAMN (Venezuela; ham bread)
El Cocotero, 228 W 18th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves (212-206-8930, cocotero-restaurant.com). $35 per loaf; call to order in advance

7 BCHE DE NOL (France; "Yule log" cake)
Kitchenette, 156 Chambers St between Greenwich St and West Broadway (212-267-6740, kitchenetterestaurant.com); 1272 Amsterdam Ave between 122nd and 123rd Sts (212-531-7600). $45 for a 9" whipped cream--filled roll adorned with marshmallow snowmen and gingerbread people

8 LUMPIA (Philippines; spring rolls)
Fil-Am Foods, 40-03 70th St at Roosevelt Ave, Woodside, Queens (718-899-1797). $10 for 35 pieces

9 SODA BREAD (Ireland)
Butcher Block, 43-46 41st St between Queens Blvd and 43rd Ave, Sunnyside, Queens (718-784-1078). $5 per loaf

Borgatti's, 632 E 187th St between Belmont and Hughes Aves, Bronx (718-367-3799, borgattis.com). $13 per box of 27; large assortment of accompanying sauces available by the jar

11 TAMALES (Mexico)
Tortilleria Nixtamal, 104-05 47th Ave at 104th St, Corona, Queens (718-699-2434, tortillerianixtamal.com). $3 each; house-made salsas $5--$7 for 16 oz

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