These eggplant roll-ups ($5.99 per pound; three were $3.23) were filled with a creamy, garlicky farmer cheese flecked with dill; gradually they also exuded a thin pale oil (olive? sunflower?) that threatened to ooze out of the clamshell container. After my experience transporting tamarind stew from the West Indian Day Parade — for weeks, my camera case smelled of the tropics — it seemed safest (and most immediately satisfying) to do away with the roll-ups quickly, on a side street. Though my fingers touched nothing but the container and a plastic fork, somehow I needed two napkins for a clean getaway.
1214 Ave. J (East 12th-East 13th Sts.), Midwood, Brooklyn