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Persian/ Middle Eastern grocers that sell nougat, candied orange peel, dried fruit, etc.

ciaodog Dec 15, 2008 09:06 PM

I have a couple of holiday recipes and cravings that call for candied orange peel, other dried fruit and a hankering for pistachio nougat. Can I satisfy all these wants in one shopping trip or general vicinity?

Any suggestions? Thanks!

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    HowChowBlog Dec 17, 2008 12:10 PM

    If you're on the Howard County / PG County side, check out Sizar's in Columbia. This is the Middle Eastern grocery in Columbia that is moving to Elkridge at the end of December. The number is 410-381-4375.

    This is about their nougat: http://howchow.blogspot.com/2008/07/d...

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      DCDeb Dec 16, 2008 04:59 PM

      In Rockville, there is Sam's Market at Ritchie Center ( Rockville Pike & Wooton Pkwy) and Yekta Grocery (on Rockville Pike, across from Congressional Plaza).

      Yekta Deli Imported Grocery
      1488 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

      Sam Cafe & Market
      765 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD

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      1. re: DCDeb
        Cocinero Cubano Dec 16, 2008 06:56 PM

        I also strongly recommend Yekta. I've only visited once, but it was worth the haul up from Arlington. Swell place, with a great location. Good food at the restaurant next door.

        Cocinero Cubano

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        PollyG Dec 16, 2008 04:49 AM

        Also Mediterranean Bakery on South Pickett St. in Alexandria, and Aphrodite in Baileys Crossroads, a door or two down from Rabieng. I can't compare to Yas or Assal, but both of them have a better selection than Lebanese Butcher of the ingredients you seek. (Lebanese Butcher, on the other hand, has wonderful meats.)

        1. Cocinero Cubano Dec 16, 2008 02:55 AM

          There are several:

          Assal Market in Vienna, VA

          Yas Market in Vienna, VA

          Lebanese Butcher in Falls Church/Annandale, VA

          There is also a wonderful strip mall in Bailey's Crossroads on S George Mason Drive (right behind Skyline) that is chock a block full of Middle Eastern stores, cafes, and the like. You're sure to find what you need there. Be warned that parking is a nightmare.


          Cocinero Cubano

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