They have a small Arabic grocery section, with really good prices. The green olives with thyme are excellent, the Swan Tea is very good, and the date paste is unbeatable. I've also had good, cheap deglet noor dates and outstanding Turkish pickles.
As I said in another review, Flagstaff has never had a really good Middle Eastern restaurant. Back in the 1990s, there was Hassibís, which was notable for its deli section, offering olives and other items that you couldnít get in the grocery stores at the time. Although their food was decent, it wasnít great: for example, they used ground beef in their dolmas. Mountain Oasis, downtown, has a good overall menu, but I was never very impressed with their Middle Eastern items. The hummus was outrageously salty.
Iíve only been to two outstanding Middle Eastern restaurants in Arizona. Cafe Afify, in Anthem, was run by a Lebanese family: their food was magnificent, but they didnít last long. I was very impressed by Persian Garden Cafe in Phoenix, but I havenít been there in years.
|Business Category:||Local establishment (1-2 locations)|
|How often visited:||A few times|
|How likely to return:||Definitely|
|Last known visit:||2018-11-19|