Teena's hamentashen ($1.75 each) — whose three-cornered shape is traditionally said to resemble the hat worn by Haman, the antagonist in the biblical book of Esther — offer moist filling cupped in a buttery cookie. Both the apricot hamentash (shown) and the prune are generously sized for the price.
In a nod to its increasingly West Indian neighborhood, the top of Teena's glass display cabinet sported slices of red velvet and black cakes. By their markings, I gathered that these and several other items had been baked elsewhere, though I didn't ask and can't be sure. (Below, a comment by the owner tells us that those cakes are, in fact, baked at Teena's.) Likewise, at least two nearby Caribbean bakers offered bite-sized, tightly wrapped Old World pastries — in each case, labeled "rugglers."
Teena's Cake Fair
1568 Ralph Ave. (Foster Ave.-Farragut Rd.), Canarsie, Brooklyn