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Looking for pistachios on Lawrence Ave.

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I don't know if I have the correct name of the store... I think it might be Lodan. I hear they have the best pistachios (from Iran perhaps?). Any help is appreciated.

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  1. I believe it's Ladan. I get confused about what's in which strip plaza, but I think it's at the east end of the Nasr plaza. They have many different types, so taste away.

    Arz also has very good pistachios.

    There's another small nut shop in the area that may be even better, but I can't think of the name. Any help out there?

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    1. re: embee

      Are you thinking Nutcracker Sweet?

      1. re: millygirl

        I don't know :-(

        Is that place wonderful?

        1. re: embee

          I haven't been in quite some time but they are like an upscale bulk store. They sells all kinds of nuts, and every type of candy you can think of - both kiddie and adult types. A large part of their business is gift baskets. I believe they have a website too. Everything would be fresh for sure.

    2. Ararat on Avenue road at Melrose ( between Lawrence and Wilson across from No Frills) has the best pistachios I've ever tasted. Don't know if they are Iranian but they are certainly not California which I find tasteless. $6.99 a lb IIRC

      1. Scarborough's large arab population ensures some really great middle eastern gorceries....Samarra Roasted Nuts at 1865 Lawrence Avenue East is pretty good as is Arz, there's several smaller ones on Lawrnce beween Phramacy Ave. and Warden Ave. also

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        1. re: Finnegan

          Samara is the place I couldn't remember. Thanks.

        2. Been addicted to pistachios for quite some time. Absolutely love the nuts!!! However, I find them quite expensive if you wanna buy a lot.

          Any place where I can buy in the bulk downtown, but relatively inexpensive in cost?

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          1. re: YummyYummy

            Not downtown, but if you have a friend with a car and a Costco membership, the house-brand (Kirkland) nuts are fantastic. Big nuts, fresh, not too salted and incredibly cheap.

          2. NASR itself always has fresh, good pistachios, as well as almonds in huge bulk bins near the cash. I'm usually nervous buying nuts in bulk bec. they may be old, but these ones are always fresh.