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alfredo_garcia Feb 1, 2011 01:41 PM

any recommendations for Mediterranean/Middle Eastern/Arabic food stores (not restaurants) in upper west side?

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    alfredo_garcia Feb 2, 2011 07:54 AM

    Thanks for the feedback, I'm particularly looking for Turkish coffee. I'll check the that place on lex and 28th

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    1. re: alfredo_garcia
      JungMann Feb 2, 2011 08:13 AM

      Turkish coffee is just a dark roast ground finely. You can get that at pretty much any store with a good grinder. The long-handled pot is the only specialty item you'd really need.

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        spdavis2058 Sep 30, 2011 05:11 AM

        Kurukahveci Mehmet Efendi Turkish coffee in the can at Garden of Eden at Broadway/108. Owners are Turkish, so some other good Turkish food like soujook and recipes in salad bar....

        Garden of Eden
        2780 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

      2. thew Feb 2, 2011 07:04 AM

        not on the UWS, but you get most of what you might want at kalutstyan's on lex and 28th

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          AubWah Feb 1, 2011 02:37 PM

          no got to get on the subway

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            alfredo_garcia Feb 1, 2011 02:58 PM

            damn, well i'm new to the island, any Mediterranean/Middle Eastern/Arabic food stores (not restaurants) in general?

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              gutsofsteel Feb 1, 2011 04:20 PM

              You should post this query on the outer boroughs board...

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                JungMann Feb 2, 2011 06:52 AM

                What specialty items are you looking for? You can get many Middle Eastern staples at Fairway. They have fair prices on lentils, chickpeas, bulgur, rose water, pomegranate molasses and herbs. You can get spices there (Aleppo pepper, za'atar, I think baharat, too), but I think the quality is better at Penzey's. For olives, I prefer the variety at Zabar's.

                If you want good fresh items like khubz, molokhia, cheese, etc. you may need to go to the Outer Boroughs.

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