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Charlie Tokyo Feb 2, 2011 08:11 AM

Hi, thanks for any replies in advance. Does any one know of any Greek and/or Mediterranean grocery stores in the Clawson, Troy, and/or Berkley, MI area?

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  1. tokyo RE: Charlie Tokyo Feb 2, 2011 01:06 PM

    Just out of your target area is International Food on Dequindre, just south of Wattles (17 Mile), in Sterling Heights. They are a Lebanese-owned grocery, but they have a pretty extensive range of supplies, including Latin and Greek. There is an olive bar, bulk dry goods, pastries, a butcher, etc. There are other ethnic groceries as you drive south on Dequindre, but I think this one is the biggest and probably your best bet.
    Reviews here that may be helpful:
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/international...

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      Charlie Tokyo RE: tokyo Feb 2, 2011 05:23 PM

      Thanks. A Google search did turn up International Food. I will have to check them out. They sound similar to Mediterranean Market in Ann Arbor. I go there a lot.

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        coney with everything RE: Charlie Tokyo Feb 3, 2011 04:42 AM

        Charlie, I live in Berkley and International Market is where I generally go when I get the Mediterranean urge. But check out Fruitasia, 9/Coolidge or 13/Southfield, as they have a fair amount of ME goods and are significantly closer.

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      VTB RE: Charlie Tokyo Feb 2, 2011 01:59 PM

      are you looking for a few things in specific? are you familiar with sterling hts area?

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        Charlie Tokyo RE: VTB Feb 2, 2011 05:26 PM

        I am looking for imported Greek cheeses, quality orzo (i.e. Misko), halva, olive oil, olives, bread, honey, etc... I amnot familiar with Sterling Hts, but have read some good reviews of International Food.

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          jjspw RE: Charlie Tokyo Feb 2, 2011 06:26 PM

          Sterling Heights is just a touch East of Troy, and has a HUGE population of immigrants from the Mediterranean. There are dozens of markets that sell all the stuff you're looking for -- simply driving around the main intersections, you'll find a lot.

          Some of the better stores are:

          Sahara Market
          32836 Ryan Rd (just south of 14 Mile)
          Warren, MI 48092
          (586) 274-0700

          Hanna's Fruit Market
          4115 15 Mile Rd (at Ryan)
          Sterling Heights, MI 48310
          (586) 264-6805

          Both have great selections of cheese, olive, oil, halva, dry goods, and honey. Hanna's has some fabulous homemade Iraqi bread 5/$1. Hot out of the oven, made fresh all day.

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            VTB RE: jjspw Feb 2, 2011 07:27 PM

            Also, I like Hassan Bros., esp. for spring lamb and veal, at 2904 E Long Lake Rd in Troy.

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              jjspw RE: VTB Feb 3, 2011 04:47 AM

              Ah, yes, EXCELLENT suggestion, VTB!

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                goatgolfer RE: VTB Feb 3, 2011 07:06 AM

                and goat

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          Fashionlov3r RE: Charlie Tokyo Mar 14, 2011 07:52 AM

          You should go to Mediterranean Specialty Foods located in Shelby Township. I discovered this market last year and have been hooked ever since. I can't say enough great things about this store and the owner. They actually have been in business for over 30 years and the Shelby twp location is their newest location. It is Sooo clean and beautiful inside unlike most middle eastern/ethnic food markets. Their prices are just as great too. I go there for fresh meat market and their deliious hummus, garlic dip, and tablouli. They also have a Carry out restaurant inside and wow is it yummy! I googled their address for u and it Is 45701 Hayes rd. Shelby Twp MI 48315 and if u go on their website you can take a look inside their beautiful store and products msf-market.com

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            goatgolfer RE: Fashionlov3r Mar 14, 2011 01:02 PM

            Latest reports have the cafe/takeout as closed. I agree this is one clean and well stocked store. The meat counter was empty when I went in Feb but it is in place and maybe was just getting going.

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              gooddog RE: goatgolfer Mar 14, 2011 01:28 PM

              I recall going there just after they opened and they had a stocked meat counter. If it was empty recently, I'd guess they're out of the fresh meat business. There is another halal butcher about 1/4 mile north on Hayes, Messina Meats, so maybe it was too close to compete with them. I have to agree their hommus and garlic sauce are very good.

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              Charlie Tokyo RE: Fashionlov3r Mar 14, 2011 04:22 PM

              Thanks I will have to check them out. International Market had some really good finds such as Kyknos tomato paste and Dodoni cheese.

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