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Paterson, NJ 07503
- Cost: $
- Parking: Street
- Take Out: Yes
February 13, 2012
Nablus Pastry & Sweets is a tiny shop on Main Street, Paterson serving Middle Eastern cookies and confections.
Locals come here for the K’nafee (also Kanafeh), a popular Arabic sweet with origins in the ancient Palestinian city of Nablus. Served warm, the freshly made K’nafee at Nablus Pastry comes in two forms – a round, thin layer of white cheese, covered by a slightly sweet mixture of syrup and semolina, topped with crushed pistachios; or a rectangular version topped with thinly shredded pastry noodles. Unique and very tasty, you should try this Middle Eastern specialty.
None of the treats behind the counter are labelled, so just point at whatever looks good if you’re unfamiliar. The woman behind the counter is very friendly and happy to make suggestions.