The Bubbi Project takes on one of Judaism's favorite holiday foods: Purim hamantashen
The Bubbi Project has helped you prepare for your Purim celebration with a family hamantashen recipe and where to buy around Philadelphia (order sooner than later!). We've even got you covered if you are heading to New York City this weekend! Here, my friend, the food blogger Shannon Sarna, dishes the NYC hamantashen scene:
New York City is the kind of place you can find hamantashen every day of the week, all year ’round, at corner delis and supermarkets alike. Fairway, Whole Foods and Supersol all offer the flavors you would expect, and as we lead up to Purim, some unique flavors are emerging throughout the city as well.
Kutshers Tribeca, 186 Franklin St., New York, NY, (212) 431-0606: Kutshers Tribeca keeps hamantashen on the menu all year long. Their flavors include nutella, milk chocolate, lemon-poppy, raspberry and apricot. For Purim this year, they are working on a chocolate cookie hamantashen with peanut butter filling, as well as something special with caramel they have yet to announce. And for the purists out there: all the baking is done in-house.
My Most Favorite, 247 W 72nd St., New York, NY, (212) 580-5130: My Most Favorite, a kosher dairy eatery on the Upper West Side known for their brunch and baked goods, will feature traditional flavors like poppyseed, prune, apricot and raspberry; they will also offer peanut butter and chocolate-dipped peanut butter varieties.
Prime Butcher Baker, 1572 2nd Ave., New York, NY, (212) 616-1502: Prime Butcher Baker will be selling lemon, raspberry, apricot, chocolate and poppyseed hamantashen in their Upper East Side location. They will also be selling special meat and hamantashen baskets and a variety of mishloach manot.
Pomegranate Supermarket, 1507 Coney Island Ave Brooklyn, NY, (718) 951-7112: Pomegranate, an upscale kosher supermarket in Brooklyn, will feature traditional flavors of hamantashen, including raspberry, chocolate, apricot, prune and poppyseed. They will also feature non-traditional flavors such as halva and rosemary.
If you do plan to bake your own, here's a salty and sweet spin on hamantashen: