Sunday, June 2, 2013

Sweet Tooth

Leli's Bakery is a relatively new addition to the 30th avenue strip and is fast becoming my go-to sweets spot in the neighborhood.  From what I gather, Leli's is an Maltese owner & operated bakery w/ ties to JMJ bakery in the Bronx.  They are still working through some service issues, but I see the manager around a lot more often and things are getting better each time I visit.  On that note, I visit more frequently then I'd like to admit, often going out of my way to cop a cupcake after work.

Leli's Bakery
35-14 30th Ave
Astoria, NY 11103

The colorful cookies and cupcakes are staple sweets, but you should also try their breads and other savory snacks.  Pastizzi and qassatat are tempting puff pastry treats stuffed w/ ricotta, meat or vegetables.  I've even had one of their chicken pot pies and it was amazing.  When was the last time you had a real chicken pot pie?

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