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Damascus Bread & Pastry

195 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11201 40.689921 -73.993083
nr. Court St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-625-7070 Send to Phone

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  • Type: Gourmet Marketplace
  • Products & Services: Bakeries / Specialty Cakes
Photo by Dave Ratzlow

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Hours

Mon-Sat, 7am-7pm; Sun, 8am-7pm

Nearby Subway Stops

F, G at Bergen St.; 2, 3, 4, 5 at Borough Hall

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide

Gourmet

  • Bakeries / Specialty Cakes

Profile

Damascus, like its neighbor Sahadi's, is a mainstay on a stretch of Atlantic Avenue dense with Middle Eastern markets. The bakery is small but the selection, displayed in a long, blue-paneled glass display case, is almost grandiose, offering brick-oven baked pitas, vegetable and meat pies, baklava, bird's nests, kanafa rolls (shredded wheat pastries filled with custard or nut paste) and dozens of other breads and sweets. The craftsmanship of the Halaby family, who have run the shop since Hassan Halaby opened it in 1930, make it obvious why Damascus has thrived all these years, and why the store is seldom empty. Among the big draws are a crisp, honey-soaked-pistachio baklava, rich, fresh-baked potato-spinach pie, and the fried, almond-filled burrma pastry.

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