Where: Dukagjini Burek
758 Lydig Ave, Bronx, NY 10462
Why: There’s no such thing as an Albanian restaurant in Manhattan, but this place is so good, you don’t care.
What: What is burek? It’s a baked filled pastries made of a thin flaky phyllo dough found in the cuisines of the Balkans, Levant, Mediterranean. Albanian burek is a bit more “phyllo-y” than what you’ll find elsewhere in the region, and is my personal favorite. Albanian cuisine is more varied than this one dish, but this is the one restaurant that is worth going to over-and-over again because they do three things with perfection – The make three things – the best burek in the city (with feta cheese and meat varieties), the perfect yogurt to compliment the burek, and somehow they make possibly the best espresso in the five boroughs.