Ingredients in some Middle Eastern recipes may be hard to find, depending on the area you live in. However, many Middle Eastern grocers offer their products online, making it simple to get those hard to find ingredients. Shipping is resaonable and service is very fast. The stores listed are my favorites; I have either been to the store personally or shopped online with them.
Dayna's has to be my favorite online store to purchase ingredients. They carry more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern items, but they both are very similair as far as ingredients. They also offer very cheap shipping - only 5.99 for up to 10 pounds via UPS.
This Middle Eastern and Mediterranean superstore offers thousands of products imported from the Middle East. They have excellent customer service and the shipping is reasonable and quick. Website is in both English and Arabic.
Ethnic Grocer is a favorite of mine. Not only do they sell products from the Middle East, they sell items from all over the world. Their prices are great and they offer fair shipping.
Shamra's has been in business since 1965, offering imported foods from around the world. They now offer book, cd's, and DVD's in Arabic. Very inexpensive shipping, too.
Kalamala.com offers a large variety of Middle Eastern products and even sells wholesale if you need the service. The site can be viewed in both English and Arabic and boasts hard to find fruits and other imported products. Check out Kalamala's Spices and Seasonings section - it is quite impressive and very reasonably priced.
Cedar Sky offers traditional Middle Eastern food and gifts, more specifically Lebanese products. The store is based out of Brooklyn, NY.
Ayhan's is a nice mixture of Greek and Middle eastern foods. Ayhan's also owns several stores and rstaurants in New York. They make great food gift baskets, also.
This store has everything you need from food ingredients to kids book's. Tulumba's is well organized and is a very user friendly site. Their housewares section is impressive and reasonable priced.
Looking for a spice and just can't seem to find it? Look no futher! Zamouri's carries just about every spice udes in Middle Eastern cooking.