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May 18, 2009 01:19 PM

Looking for za'atar spice blend in NYC

Can anyone let me know where I can find za'atar spice blend in NYC?

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  1. Kalustyans. Take your pick:

    Zaa'tar Spice Blend, Aleppo / Syrian; Zaa'tar Spice Blend, Israeli; Zaa'tar Spice Blend, Jordanian Also Known As Green Zaa'tar; Zaa'tar Spice Blend, Lebanese

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      1. re: Peter Cherches

        For the Israeli version

        Pereg Gourmet
        66-69 Main st.
        Kew Gardens Hills
        718 261-67-67

      2. I'm pretty sure I've bought it at Sahadi's, too.

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        1. re: wasny

          Maybe, but I don't think they carry many spice blends - just raw ingredients. I can recall once asking for ras al hanout and ended up being referred across the street to Oriental, who did have it. I guess you could try Oriental too.

          Oriental Pastry & Grocery
          170 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

          1. re: Greg

            Sahadis sells Jordanian Zaa'tar in the bulk section (next to the bulk coffee beans--in front of the packaged dried beans & couscous section). They also have a packaged version, but I'm not sure of the origin or type of blend it may be. FYI--they now carry ras el hanout in the spice section. I've been seeing new spice blends there lately.

        2. Fairway also carries it - their own brand.

            1. re: Asumnuthin

              Several of the Middle Eastern places on 5th Avenue in the 70s and 80s in Bay Ridge also have Zaa'tar in large bags - the prices seem pretty good (although I'm not an expert).

            2. Massis Foods in Sunnyside, Queens has a few kinds, they're in the aisle farthest from the exit, follow your nose, you won't miss it. El Shater, a block away also has some, talk to the guys in front, they'll show you the way.