Gallery: A Tour of Sahadi's, Brooklyn's Destination Middle Eastern Market

Entrance
Entrance

An impressively large storefront on Atlantic Avenue, and it just expanded again.

Lavash
Lavash

A flexible flatbread popular in Armenia, Turkey, and elsewhere in the Middle East. It's baked in a clay oven like naan, and when soft is a great for wrap sandwiches.

Canned Dips
Canned Dips

Canned hummus, babaganoush, foul madamas, and tahini—everything you need for a serious mezze spread in your bomb shelter.

Tahini by the tub
Tahini by the tub

A new order of magnitude to the idea of family-size tahini.

Olive Oil
Olive Oil

In multi-liter jugs. We don't think much about Lebanese products when it comes to fine extra virgin olive oils, but this stuff (yellow label) is good: pleasantly grassy with some buttery sweetness.

Fruit Rolls
Fruit Rolls

You're never too old for fruit leather.

Cured Fish
Cured Fish

This is New York, of course. What's a gourmet market without cured and smoked fish?

Smoked Sprats
Smoked Sprats

Small oily fish like sardines.

Cheese
Cheese

Sahadi's carries over 150 types of cheese, arranged by type in cases (seen here) and behind counters (like the feta) for staff to portion to-order.

More Cheese
More Cheese

Welcome to Cheddarland.

Skewers
Skewers

Gotta have your meat swords.

Jam, Marmalade, and Citrus Curd
Jam, Marmalade, and Citrus Curd
Dried Fruit
Dried Fruit

Dried figs and apricots sold straight and in fruit-nut spreads.

Roasted Chickpeas
Roasted Chickpeas

With degrees of salting. Buy in bulk and serve with cocktails to a grateful world.

Candy
Candy

Old school rock candy and licorice.

More Candy
More Candy

Malted milk balls in half a dozen forms, with nonpareils too.

Even More Candy
Even More Candy

From Putini Brand. Not to be confused with this.

Baklawa
Baklawa

Packaged baklawa for instant gratification snacking—or an impromptu house gift.

What The....
What The....

I'm not totally sure what you'd do with a dozen dried eggplant, but you can get them for $2.95.

Coffee
Coffee

Gotta love the variety, old fashioned dispensers, and that brass plating.

Spices
Spices

Pre-packaged whole and ground spices are in a display shelf in the front.

Olive Bar
Olive Bar

The olive bar stretches on and on. Not saying you need to try them all, but it's worth a shot.

Capers
Capers

Or at least pick up some capers. $6 a pound!

Cocoa in Bulk
Cocoa in Bulk
Nuts
Nuts

Take a number, wait in line, and take home a dozen kinds of bulk nuts.

Assorted Plates
Assorted Plates

Cute mismatched plates for your olive pits or Turkish tea set.

Soap
Soap

Not food-related, but this soap is great—clean-smelling in a much more natural way than most.

Fridge Case
Fridge Case

Stellar Greek yogurt (Kesso Foods, top right), flatbreads, caviar, cheese, yogurt drinks, Eastern European string cheese, and feta. This is one of several fridges.

Freezer Case
Freezer Case

Sausage, heat and eat spinach pies, frozen vegetables.

Frozen Moloukhia
Frozen Moloukhia

A bitter green that turns mucilaginous when cooked, like okra. It's usually cooked into stews.

Brooklyn Cured Sausages
Brooklyn Cured Sausages

This is Brooklyn, and so there are Brooklyn sausages. Spiced lamb pictured here.

Deli Case
Deli Case

In the back of Sahadi's you'll find a deli where you can pick up salads, dips, and these flaky pastries.

Labne
Labne

In plain and herb-flecked varieties.

Seafood Salad
Seafood Salad
P&acircté
P&acircté

Terrines of a dozen p&acirctés.

Pastichio
Pastichio

The Greek version of mac and cheese, made with ground beef and bechamel. The bechamel topping browns under a broiler.

Hummus
Hummus

Let your quadruple hotel pan runneth over with it.

Tamamasalata
Tamamasalata
Stroopwafel
Stroopwafel

More made-in-Brooklyn goods: The Good Batch stroopwafel.

Ines Rosales Tortas
Ines Rosales Tortas

These Spanish tortas are some of my favorite snacks: crisp and slightly sweet, so rich with olive oil. Put these next to some manchego and you're pretty much set for life.

Signs Above the Cashier
Signs Above the Cashier