Al-Baraki's garlic paste by the pint

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Take that, vampires!

By Jessica Pasko

The garlic paste at Al-Baraki is -- well -- it's amazing. How can the simple combination of garlic, lemon juice, salt and organic soy oil be so good? How do they do it?

I could eat this stuff by the pint. Which is why I was so happy when I noticed they sell it in pint size tubs in the deli section at Honest Weight Co-op!

I may never have fresh breath again.

Al-Baraki does garlic paste just right -- it's tangy, it's spicy and gosh darn it, it hurts so good! And there may not be enough Altoids in the world to cover up that good garlicky reek.

I love it best when paired with the fries from Al-Baraki's Lark St. joint, but now I can get my garlic kick any time I want. I ate almost the entire container in one sitting. I'm pretty sure this stuff is going to become a staple of my kitchen.

The pint was $5.25 and while you're at the co-op, you can also pick up some other Al-Baraki specialties too, including the falafel. Personally, I didn't make it past the garlic paste -- but there's plenty of time.

Meanwhile, I guess I won't have to worry about vampires anytime soon.

Find It

Honest Weight Food Co-op
484 Central Avenue #2
Albany, NY 12206

Comments

if you go directly to their place on lark, you can pick it up for only $4 as opposed to $5.25 at the co-op

Awesome! Glad to know it's there. Never know when you'll need a pint of garlicky goodness.

And thanks for the heads up bill! Always down for saving some scratch!

i purchased scads of al-baraki for event performers and set-up / strike crews when paul was in troy - he would throw in vats of that stuff as an appetizer. i seem to remember the only time it was eaten in any substantial way was when the student workers dared each other to eat spoonfuls.

smelliest event strikes ever.

Ah, thanks for the tip. I love Albaraki, and the garlic paste is a must-have part of any meal there. I remember when Chef Paul was in the newspaper (or was it the Metroland?) saying that it was made purely of garlic. How could that be?

If you are a COOP member with a 26% discount you would pay $3.89 at the HWFC.

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