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Specialty and Middle Eastern grocery store

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Borough : Brooklyn
Neighborhood : Brooklyn Heights
Commercial, Great Places to Shop, Middle Eastern/ American, Food & Drink

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The scent of coffee grounds mingled with cardamom, the sight of 150 varieties of cheese (including five types of feta), the briny tang of an olive in your mouth: Few places tantalize like Sahadi’s Specialty and Middle Eastern Foods. It’s the mainstay of Atlantic Avenue’s Middle Eastern shopping strip in downtown Brooklyn, and it draws eager food-lovers from all over the city.

This is the place for bargains on bulk-rate grains, spices, and olive oil–at least twenty-four kinds of olive oil, in industrial tin vats and svelte glass bottles with herb sprigs suspended inside. Pass under a brick archway strung with baskets and you’ll find a room that contains more than one hundred containers of raw and roasted nuts, jars of dried fruits, bins of rice, oats, flour. All around are sacks of herbs, dried vegetables, and spices (including a special flavoring made from cherry pits). There are candied treats...

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Sally Yarmolinsky

One of the culinary landmarks of Atlantic Avenue. Arab foods are displayed in an old-fashioned, sensory way, vats of olives, baskets of breads. The owners know customers by name--adds to a strong sense of neighborhood.

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