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Sahadi’s Returns to its Manhattan Roots after 75 Years
November 14, 2023, 11:14.30 pm ET


Photo: Sahadi's

Celebrated Middle Eastern grocer Sahadi’s is returning to Manhattan for the first time 75 years at Market 57, the food hall backed by the James Beard Foundation. The new eatery with seated dining and bar service is set to officially open on November 27th.

Sahadi’s will serve a variety of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes, such as Toshka (a grilled cheese-stuffed Lebanese flatbread), hot Saj wraps filled with shawarma or moussaka, and rice bowls. It will also offer a curated rotating list of beers and fine wines from underrepresented regions like Lebanon, Morocco, Greece, and Sicily.

Sahadi’s first opened on Washington Street in “Little Syria” in 1895 in an area now known as Battery Park. In 1948, it relocated to Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn Heights where it continues to operate today. It later branched out into manufacturing in Brooklyn and in 2019 opened a restaurant and grocery store in Sunset Park’s Industry City and recently added Sahadi’s Spirits to its portfolio.

Christine Sahadi Whelan, a fourth-generation co-owner of Sahadi’s, said, “Market 57 provided us with the perfect opportunity to join the rich array of cultures, traditions, and culinary talents at the food hall. We’ll be launching a few new food items, as well as bringing our legendary hummus, classic meze, baklava, and more.”

Market 57 is located on 15th Street and the West Side Highway in Hudson River Park, between Little Island and Chelsea Piers. For more information, visit