If you've been interested in trying Middle Eastern recipes but stop short because you can't find some of the ingredients—they can be tricky to come by depending on the area you live in—there is good news. Many Middle Eastern grocers offer their products online, making it simple to get those hard-to-find ingredients—such as ghee and floral water—delivered right to your door. These online stores have a good selection of fresh and authentic products, reasonable shipping costs, and fast service.
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Kalustyan's has been a New York City landmark since 1944 and now offers their huge assortment of products online. If there's a spice, grain, or seed that exists in the world, you will find it here along with beans, peas and lentils, breads and lavash, chilis and peppers, chutneys and marmalade, extracts and floral water, honey and agave syrups, mushrooms and truffles, nuts and fruits, oils and ghee, olives, cookbooks and so much more! The more you order, the more you will save on shipping costs.
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Kalamala offers a large variety of Middle Eastern products and even sells wholesale. The site can be viewed in both English and Arabic and boasts hard-to-find fruits and other imported products. Check out Kalamala's spices and seasonings section; it is quite impressive and very reasonably priced. They also offer ready-to-eat options such as canned celery stew almas, as well as teas and coffees, nuts and seeds, and tasty dessert treats.
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As their name suggests, this is your source for hard to find spices—Indian, Moroccan, and Middle Eastern—all under one virtual roof, from advieh Persian spice mix to zahtar spice blend. Zamouri also carries argan oils, cookbooks, clay and ceramic tagines, and bath and beauty products and offers free ground shipping for orders over $100.
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Hashem's has been offering Middle Eastern foods and household products since 1959. Wondering where to find a cookie press to make maamoul date cookies? It's right here along with baklava, kiri cheese spread, Turkish coffee, malban with pistachios, and halvah. Plus beans and peas, breads, meat and fish, oils, seeds, nuts, and cookbooks. Spend more than $59 and shipping is free.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
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This international superstore sells all of your Turkish needs, from culinary ingredients to kids books. Tulumba's is a well organized and very user-friendly site with reasonable prices and an impressive housewares section. You will find daily fresh simit, stuffed grape leaves, baldo rice, and halal beef soujouk, as well as Turkish coffee, of course. There is also an evil eye luck charms section if you happen to have a need. Free shipping is available depending on weight and purchase total.
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Good customer service and a great selection of Middle Eastern food can be found at the Istanbul Supermarket, which operates out of Chicago and has a storefront there as well. Their online offerings include desserts, coffees and teas, snacks, pulses and grains, herbs and spices, sauces, candy, and kitchenware items.
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Actually located in Lebanon, this online grocer has been shipping worldwide for almost 20 years. They offer bakery items, coffee, herbs and spices, nuts, pantry items, and Arabic confections. For a special gift, consider the "z box," which includes sweets, spices, coffee, and jam. Shipping begins at $16 for about 1 pound.
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Located in Marietta, GA, this online grocer ships Middle Eastern ingredients all over the U.S. and Canada, frequently with same day shipping. From bakery, dairy, and dry goods, to seeds, sweets, and syrups, the Persian Basket carries a wide range of products for all of your Middle Eastern culinary and cultural needs. There is free domestic shipping on orders of $60 or more. They also have gift cards available so you can treat your friends to an ethnic shopping spree.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
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This Syrian bakery and grocery opened in New York in 1966 and for more than 50 years the family has searched for and cultivated a collection of goods that are both treasured as well as newly discovered. They have their own line of products and carry several other respected brands as well. Today, their brick and mortar store sells a large variety of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean products with some available for online ordering on Amazon.