Sahadi’s has been a staple of Brooklyn’s Atlantic Avenue since the 1940s and recently landed national recognition as the recipient of an America’s Classics award from The James Beard Foundation. The store has long charmed neighborhood residents with its wide selection of affordable bulk items like candy and dried fruits, housemade savory pies and hummus, along with an in-house deli serving Middle Eastern favorites for an unstoppable lunch.
Now helmed by siblings Christine Whelan and Ron Sahadi who took over the store 2016, the duo has grown up in the business. Eater stopped by the storefront to talk with Whelan about the store’s past, present, and future.
This year, they’ll focus on exposing Sahadi’s to a wider audience as well as expand their online presence and ordering capabilities in the coming year. They’ll also release a Sahadi’s cookbook, featuring recipes written by Whelan.