Slideshow: Market Tours: Visit Carmel Grocery in Forest Hills for Eggplant Salads and Middle Eastern Staples

Carmel Grocery
Carmel Grocery
The coffee roaster gets the spot of honor at Carmel—by the window, and on the awning.
Bourekas
Bourekas
Hot-from-the-oven savory bourkekas and flaky strudel are available daily at Carmel.
Bread
Bread
Steve carries good sliced bread from Brooklyn Kosher Bakery.
Coffee
Coffee
The famous coffee roaster has occupied its spot up front practically since Carmel's opening in 1983. Fresh coffee beans are roasted on the premises, almost daily.
Olives
Olives
Just two of the many olives in Steve's olive bar.
Dried Fruit
Dried Fruit
Carmel carries dozens of dried fruits and nuts for buying in bulk, including some sugarless options.
Jam
Jam
Among the offerings at Carmel you'll find such treats as plum butter spread and rose hip jam.
Pickles
Pickles
It wouldn't be a Middle Eastern market without pickles. In this case, okra and mixed veggies.
Spices
Spices
You won't lack for spices at Carmel. Steve stocks all the staples for Middle Eastern cooking as well as some pre-made spice mixes.
Bourekas (for home)
Bourekas (for home)
The freezer section is well stocked with ice cream, frozen filo dough, and a variety of bourekas for baking up at home when the craving hits.