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Dukagjini Burektorja

758 Lydig Ave., New York, NY 10462 40.854411 -73.865389
nr. Holland Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-822-8955 Send to Phone

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Hours

Daily, 8:30am-9pm

Nearby Subway Stops

2, 5 at Pelham Pkwy.

Prices

$4.75-$14

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Kid-Friendly
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

These days, the burka's no mystery, save for what it conceals. The burek, on the other hand, remains a little-known term for a savory Albanian pie possessing a golden-blistered, butter-laced crust that melds phyllo’s crispness with strudel’s elasticity. At Dukagjina, these bigger-than-a-dinner-plate pastries arrive from the oven poufed tall with fragrant steam. Sliced into wedges, they reveal one of four delectable fillings: spiced meat, slightly sweet feta-ricotta, chopped spinach, or pumpkin. Almost every cuisine has its dough-wrapped specialty—burritos, crêpes, egg rolls, blintzes; cultures along the Mediterranean feature their own filled pastries, like Greek spanakopita and Israeli bourekas, meant to be eaten in a few, on-the-fly bites. The Albanian model is meant for eating in, with knife, fork, and a generous dollop of lush, tangy yogurt. Beyond bureks, the shop features only Coke, espresso (which is excellent), and Italian sodas, a nod to the Balkan’s often fraught but durable relationship with Italy. Judging from the mostly Albanian clientele, this Eastern European stalwart has transported beautifully to the Bronx.

Extra

Seating is limited, with five small tables, and atmosphere, nil. But for Bronx Zoo visitors looking for more than generic snack-bar fare, the detour is well worth the five-minute walk.

Recommended Dishes

Slice of cheese burek, $4; whole burek pie, $16

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