Samsas are standard fare at Central Asian restaurants. Chopped lamb is the customary filling; a savory version featuring pumpkin is a welcome alternative. But until I'd set foot in this shop — which at a glance seemed to offer baked goods rooted in several Jewish communities — I'd never come across a walnut samsa ($1.50), and a sweet one at that. Hot from the oven would be even better.
Yosef Kosher Bakery III
73-15 Main St. (73rd-75th Aves.), Kew Gardens Hills, Queens