If you like apple pie, drop by and try a sample of Meema’s. A new bakery, Meema’s Country Desserts, opened last week on Pine Street, diagonally across from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, about a block and a half from Glenridge Ave. Three generations of the Green/Venezio family are at work in the store, which is filled with pies, cakes, cookies and traditional Italian style baked goods (zeppoles anyone?). If the pie tastes familiar, there’s good reason. For years, the family has been making pies that would sell like hot cakes at area fairs. Loved the apple pie as well as the store’s crunchy, picnic-style chocolate chip cookies. In the back, Meema (she does exist) was making a decadent looking creation that appeared to be a Boston cream bundt cake.
For now, the store is open seven days a week, from 7 am to 7 pm. For info, call 973-783-0100. — Liz George