BEST MIDDLE EASTERN GROCERY Minneapolis 2003 - Bill's Imported Foods
If you know about--and care about--your feta (domestic, Bulgarian, Greek, French), you should go to Bill's. You'll also find endless olives, cheeses (the best price on manchego), plus many different kinds of dates, dried apricots, nuts, seeds, spices and herbs. The frozen Greek and Turkish specialties (spanakopita and baklava) are ready to bake and serve (easy, authentic, and cheap). Choose among the pita breads (with or without pocket), pastas from around the world, dried beans, and rice. There are great olive oils, as well as fancy vinegars and nut and seed oils--all at the lowest prices in town. Here the curious, intrepid eater will find jarred pickles, peppers, anchovies, caviar, and exotic specialties. And if you smile, exude patience, and use the required cash or check (no credit cards, please), the woman at the cash register will happily answer questions about how to use this, when to try that, and where it's from. Open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.