Sahadi’s, a staple New York City-based Middle Eastern brand that has been around since the 19th century, is looking to open up a sit-down spot at Pier 57.
The yet-to-be-named concept is slated to offer bowls, pressed sandwiches, soups, small plates and mezes, as well as beer and wine. The kiosk will be open from 8 am to 10 pm daily. Sahadi’s opened its first marketplace on Atlantic Ave. in Brooklyn in 1948. In the ‘70s, its importing business started booming, later opening a warehouse and roastery in Sunset Park. In 2019, Sahadi’s opened up shop in Industry City, just two years after being named a James Beard American Classic.
The company does shipping and catering, offering an array of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean market items including spices, fruits and nuts, coffees and teas, as well as beauty items like soaps and serums, all at below market prices.
The company is currently owned by Christine Sahadi Whelan who published a book, “Flavors of the Sun: The Sahadi’s Guide to Understanding, Buying, and Using Middle Eastern Ingredients,” in 2021.