Sahadi’s: Brooklyn’s Middle Eastern Landmark Expands

This is not your mama's Sahadi's, as BrookBoy observes on Chowhound. The Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food emporium, a Brooklyn landmark for six decades, has just spread out into three storefronts on Atlantic Avenue. A new coffee bar and an expanded cheese section are among the planned improvements.

BrookBoy, who's "completely floored" by the makeover, says the place looks great and is more shopper-friendly than before. Among the popular prepared foods (pictured), he's sold on the hummus, which comes regular or spicy ("meaning VERY spicy"). Others go for baba ghanoush and taramasalata (fish roe spread). And some prefer the hummus at Damascus, the hound-celebrated Syrian bakery and grocery down the block. Chowhound missmasala enjoys Damascus's handmade pitas—a natural match for Sahadi's dips and spreads—as well as its spinach and meat pies. "So happy to have both these places in the neighborhood," she says.

Sahadi's [Cobble Hill]
187 Atlantic Avenue (between Clinton and Court streets), Brooklyn
718-624-4550

Damascus Bread & Pastry Shop [Cobble Hill]
195 Atlantic Avenue (between Clinton and Court streets), Brooklyn
718-625-7070

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