Sahadi's Fine Foods has been on Atlantic Avenue for over 50 years. In fact Sahadi's have been bringing fine foods to New York since 1895. This proud tradition is reflected vividly in the store's abundant selection of fine foods and in the enthusiastic throngs of customers that loyally frequent this gourmet's treasure.
We traveled all the way from Montclair, NJ to experience and stock up.
The store is Middle Eastern at heart but offers products carefully selected from purveyors all over the world Here is what we found.
Upon entering the store for the first time you may be overwhelmed by the vast aray of products and busy flow of customers. There are two entries, door on the left leads you to the fresh foods, nuts and dried fruits, wonderful cheeses, prepared foods oand more. The right takes you to packaged foods and heck out lines.
If you are looking for nuts and dry goods take a number to get in line. I was wondering why until we tasted their trail mix. The nuts and fruit were the freshest mix I have ever tasted.
We picked up foods of all nations.
We found some great grilling cheese, which we love Halumi and chose a package of Al Wadi Halloumi from Cyprus and some Yanni Grilling Cheese made by the wonderful Armenian Karoun Dairies in California. We could have filled our basket just with cheese there were so many to choose from.
Over in the packaged foods area are an array of sauces and flavorings, I found some hard to find hot sauces, Melinda's Mango Hot Sauce from Costa Rica and Sach's Brand Rickies Red Hot Scotch Bonnet Pepper Sauce. I love Scotch Bonnet Peppers.
Diana picked out a delicious looking Mango Chutney by Zafran Fusion Foods of India.
We gazed and almost drooled over the diverse prepared food section, it all looked so good, it is too bad we could not take anything from here. No room in the little car we were driving, my Saturn Sky.
For a peach plumb crisp recipe I was making this weekend I found an odd ingredient of Wadi Orange Water. I also bought some Guittard Choco Chips and Rade Coccoa powder.
In our shopping basket there was also some Hazar Baba, Turkish Delight Candy (Lokum or Loukoum), a genuine Turkish treat is one of the most delectable sweets in the world, discovered by the legendary Hazer Baba. Covered in powdered sugar, these Turkish Delights are just like from the movie "Chronicles of Narnia"
We also found some unusual Roland Red Quinoa. We like Quinoa as a grain for many meals but this red version we had never seen. It is reall tasty.
I can wait to get back again to try some of their prepared foods.
187 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, NY