Damascus Bread and Bakery

Restaurants, Bakeries Brooklyn Heights
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Damascus Bread and Bakery
Damascus Bread and Bakery

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.

 

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Venue name: Damascus Bread and Bakery
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Address: 195 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn
11201
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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Christa Sully
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Right down the block from Sahadi's, Damascus is another jem. 


Don't be fooled by the dated exterior, inside is a gold-mine for Middle Eastern dips mezze, pitas and pies. Their falafels are delicious, the $1 cheese cones are addictive and their baba ghanoush is one of my favorites in the city. 

Mary W

I buy their spinach and feta whole wheat pies and freeze them. Then, when I'm running late for work, I take one out of the freezer, heat it up, and voila! Breakfast. I've eaten so many of them, I think I'm going to turn into one. They're delicious!

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