The coffee roaster gets the spot of honor at Carmel—by the window, and on the awning.
Hot-from-the-oven savory bourkekas and flaky strudel are available daily at Carmel.
Steve carries good sliced bread from Brooklyn Kosher Bakery.
Armin, who's been at Carmel for many years, recommends the Queens Pita Bakery pita for their homemade dips and spreads.
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.
Just two of the many olives in Steve's olive bar.
Carmel carries dozens of dried fruits and nuts for buying in bulk, including some sugarless options.
In addition to the packaged stuff, you can pick up a slice of halva imported from Turkey or Israel.
Among the offerings at Carmel you'll find such treats as plum butter spread and rose hip jam.
It wouldn't be a Middle Eastern market without pickles. In this case, okra and mixed veggies.
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.
For his Middle Eastern customers, Steve carries some Israeli treats, like the popular snacks, Bissli and Bamba.
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.