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Greek/Middle-Eastern Groceries in Philadelphia?

galanos Aug 26, 2007 07:15 PM

I recently moved to Philadelphia (living near Kimmel Center) and I'm very excited about the wealth and density of amazing eating experiences here! (After living in Los Angeles for 8 years everything's wonderfully dense). One thing I haven't been able to find is a grocery store that specializes in Greek or Middle-Eastern groceries (olive oil, cheeses, baked goods, etc...). The closest thing I can think of is the Italian Market (haven't been there yet though). Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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    Philly Ray RE: galanos Aug 26, 2007 07:24 PM

    Bitar's on 10th and Federal (At the southern end of the Italian Market) is a good place to start. It is Middle Eastern.

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      smas RE: galanos Aug 26, 2007 07:29 PM

      The closest to you would be Bitar's on the corner of 10th and Federal. While you're there, head over to Claudio's in the Italian Market for the best parma prosciutto.

      947 Federal St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

      Claudio King of Cheese
      925 Carpenter St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

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        Bigley9 RE: galanos Aug 27, 2007 07:19 AM

        There is also a Middle Eastern stand in the Reading Terminal Market that sells some groceries. It is ion the 12th street side and also does lunch and fruit smootie type drinks. They have some cheeses, spreads, baked goods, lentils, no olive oil but the Spice Terminal or Downtown Cheese (both also in the RTM) probably do.

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