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