Rib-sticking fare, confectionary department: Mansoura's take on Turkish delight has an unusually high payload of chopped pistachios. The rosewater-scented gel that binds their loukoum, as it's also called, is firmer than most, too. This 200-plus-year-old family business — which quietly marked its 50th anniversary in Brooklyn earlier this year — makes many other specialties from the Middle East and the Mediterranean. How to choose? On this occasion, I had what many other customers were having: My quarter-pound order ($4.80, at $20 per pound) cleaned out the tray.
515 Kings Highway (East 2nd-East 3rd Sts.), Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn
Closed Saturday, and on Sunday in July and August