Saturday, June 7, 2008
Goodbye to Nader's
I’ve been going to Nader’s market (and prior to that, Bladna’s, owned by the same family) for takeout dinners for years. I’d pick up some of the creamiest hummus or baba ganouj I’ve ever had, buy some pita bread, olives, and feta cheese, come home and add a cucumber salad and Annie’s goddess dressing to the mix, and have a quick and healthy vegetarian meal. The shop specialized in Middle Eastern food (with a small attached restaurant with a Middle Eastern menu), but also had lots of international items. I could get many different sizes of couscous, all kinds of Asian noodles, several kinds of flatbreads, and hard-to-find ingredients for Indian recipes. So it was with great dismay that I discovered this week that they have closed up their shop on Plank Rd. (across from Ukrops), with no notice of relocating, just a goodbye to customers. I can only hope that after a nice vacation, they’ll resurface with a new store in the area. If you see them pop up somewhere else in town, let me know!