Tuesday, July 25, 2006

My friend Elaine insisted that I visit a Middle Eastern specialty food shop called Sahidis near her old neighborhood. Recently Niel and I finally made time to go visit Elaine's favorite shop. Sahidis is located on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, which was the hub for Syrian retailers about 50 years ago; but now Sahidis is the only reminder of a time when New York city was beginning to be introduced to the wonders of Middle Eastern cuisine. Sahidis used to be one store but now its expanded to two and rightfully so. It is covered wall to wall with different types of olive oil, cheeses, cured meats, dried goods, olives, breads, candy and so much more. We purchased some Letmejou(Armenian pizza), Bulgur wheat, Greek yogurt and Zatar(a yummy herb mixture). Even though there is a similar store(Carmel)near us in Queens it was nice visiting a new specialty shop and returning home with delicious food.










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5 comments:

Hannah said...

I'd love to visit a store like that! Glad you got some goodies!

foodiechickie said...

Hope you find one Hannah:)

Jessica said...

I love visiting stores like that. I am in awe of all of the foods there are. I want to take them all home and cook!

laura said...

Your photos really make me want to visit! I'm envious - the place I'm currently living isn't very ethnically diverse, so food can be rather boring!

foodiechickie said...

I hear ya Jessica!

Hope you can get to a few ethnic stores soon Laura. What kind of food is there?