NJ Dining: Nouri Market and Fattal’s Bakery


Nouri Brothers Market & Syrian Bakery
999 Main Street, Paterson NJ

Fattal’s Bakery
975 Main Street, Paterson NJ

As I mentioned in my posts about Al-Basha and Al-Safa, the strip of Main Street in South Paterson known as “Little Arabia” or “Little Damascus” is filled with many restaurants and businesses that cater to Syrians, Lebanese, Palestinians and other ethnic groups from the Middle East that call Northern New Jersey home. Two of the best grocery stores on that street are Nouri Brothers and Fattal’s Bakery.

Nouri Market Paterson NJ by you.

Nouri Brothers Storefront on Main Street in Paterson

Looking for Middle Eastern goodies? Click on the “Read the rest of this entry” link below for more.

Nouri Market Paterson NJ by you.

Lots of pre-packaged Baklava and phyllo pastries ready for taking home or to a party.

Nouri Market Paterson NJ by you.

Various types of Middle Eastern cheeses.

Nouri Market Paterson NJ by you.

These blocks which look like cheese are actually Halwah, a candy made out of sesame seeds.

Nouri Market Paterson NJ by you.

More sweet goods.

Nouri Market Paterson NJ by you.

Eggy sweet breads.

Nouri Market Paterson NJ by you.

Various vegetables plus pre-made dishes and appetizers. The torpedo shaped things are Kibbe, a bulghur wheat and meat appetizer that is deep fried.

Nouri Market Paterson NJ by you.

Nouri has an excellent selection of beans and grains and legumes. This is a bright orange varietal of lentil.

Nouri Market Paterson NJ by you.

Nouri’s bread selection is quite impressive.

Nouri Market Paterson NJ by you.

Nouri bakes its own varieties of pita, including whole wheat.

Nouri Market Paterson NJ by you.

There are several others it imports as well.

Nouri Market Paterson NJ by you.

Nouri also packages its own nuts.

Nouri Market Paterson NJ by you.

Middle Eastern eggplants, for making babaghanoush or for grilling.

Nouri Market Paterson NJ by you.

Middle Eastern sausage and dairy products.

Nouri Market Paterson NJ by you.

Nouri has an impressive variety of olive oils from around the world.

Nouri Market Paterson NJ by you.

A closeup of some of the pre-packaged baklavas.

Nouri Market Paterson NJ by you.

Nouri’s pickle bar.

Nouri Market Paterson NJ by you.\

This is a type of flatbread seasoned with Zatar, a middle eastern spice blend made with sumac.

Fattal's Bakery, Paterson NJ by you.

Fattal’s is another Bakery/Market on Main Street  that is very popular with the locals.

Fattal's Bakery, Paterson NJ by you.

In addition to pita breads of all kinds, Fattal makes Lahmajun, Syrian “Pizzas” topped with a tomato/red pepper/meat mixture. You heat these up in the toaster oven for a few minutes and top with raw onion and parsley to serve, with some fresh salad for a light lunch.

Fattal's Bakery, Paterson NJ by you.

To work off some of the calories from lunch, the group of us walked down the street to Fattal’s Bakery, to do some shopping. Here is one of the store managers with fresh dates, which he offered to us to taste. They have the texture of a crisp apple but the flavor of a date.

Fattal's Bakery, Paterson NJ by you.

Fresh whole wheat Syrian pita bread.

Fattal's Bakery, Paterson NJ by you.

Freshly baked Lahmajeen on display.

Fattal's Bakery, Paterson NJ by you.

Lahmujeen being baked in the oven.

Fattal's Bakery, Paterson NJ by you.

Spinach and Cheese pies.

Fattal's Bakery, Paterson NJ by you.

Fattal’s also has a fully stocked Halal butcher on site.

Fattal's Bakery, Paterson NJ by you.

Ground Halal lamb and beef for making Kebabs.

Fattal's Bakery, Paterson NJ by you.

Spiced kebab meat and sausages, ready to cook.

Fattal's Bakery, Paterson NJ by you.

Need a special order? No problem.

Fattal's Bakery, Paterson NJ by you.

Fattal’s has just about everything you need to cook a Middle Eastern meal.

Fattal's Bakery, Paterson NJ by you.

Fattal's Bakery, Paterson NJ by you.

Fattal's Bakery, Paterson NJ by you.

As well as Spinach and Cheese pies.

Fattal's Bakery, Paterson NJ by you.

These mini pitas were especially cute.

Fattal's Bakery, Paterson NJ by you.

These sweet bagels looked interesting.

Fattal's Bakery, Paterson NJ by you.

This is a lavash, a type of wrappy flatbread.

Fattal's Bakery, Paterson NJ by you.

Fattal’s sells baklava by the pound in many different flavors.

Fattal's Bakery, Paterson NJ by you.

They also have a very extensive Halal butcher onsite.

Fattal's Bakery, Paterson NJ by you.

Virtually every type of obscure Middle Eastern ingredient can be found here.

Fattal's Bakery, Paterson NJ by you.

Need spices to make kebabs and dips? No problem.

Fattal's Bakery, Paterson NJ by you.

Or better yet, they’ve got some dips already made and packaged to take home. Just add pita bread and you’re all set for movie night.

Fattal's Bakery, Paterson NJ by you.

Check out all ‘dem hookahs.

Fattal's Bakery, Paterson NJ by you.

Fattal’s also has a huge tea section with practically every flavor you can think of.

8 Responses to NJ Dining: Nouri Market and Fattal’s Bakery

  1. I’m a Fattal’s fan through and through, though Nouri’s has an item or two I prefer. At Fattal’s, you can’t beat the Moroccan sardines for 99 cents or less or the canned hummus from Lebanon. I love Fattal’s meat pies, its spinach pies and its spices, including Aleppo pepper and za’atar — brown from behind the counter or green on the shelf. Its store-made sausage is fantastic broiled and stuffed into a pita with salad and hummus. Nouri’s za’atar bread is excellent and its olive oil soap is sudsy in the shower. Back at Fattal’s, you won’t see greener extra-virgin olive oil, from Lebanon and Syria — and the prices are good.

  2. Joe Esposito says:

    Well this looks like it will replace one aisle of the Food Warehouse in Lodi.

  3. Jon says:

    Hey, you missed the shot of Fattal’s lovely Jewelry Center, right across from the Baklava!

    What’s so amusing about the situation is the sign in the front which says something like:

    Bakery * Grocery * Jewelry * Pastry * Hallal Meats

    I guess there wasn’t room on the sign to add “Hookahs”!

  4. Awesome Products! If i have to pick one of the most interesting section then i would definitely pick Nouri’s pickle bar. This is the most amazing section out of all. Nice images.

  5. WOW, I never thought that Middle East had a delicious goodies like this because at first I thought that they are more on Spices. I want to try some..

  6. Muhammad Atif says:

    Does any body know we i can get knefeh ?

  7. ilene Voren says:

    The 12 oz package of Large size pita pockets are labeled as 1 loaf (57G) = calories 70 total carbohydrate 16g per serving

    The mini pita pockets in the store are in the same packaging with all of the same nutrition facts.

    I have listed only the info above because as a diabetic these are the most important.

    You have been using the same packaging for both sizes. This should be corrected!

    This leads me to wonder if the ingredient listing is correct.

    I sent an email to the address on the packaging but it came back

  8. Diana says:

    The best pita bread–hands down–is Fattal’s Pita Bread. Not only does it have a variety of quantity, flavors and sizes, its the tastiest pita on the market! Just to add, the Pita’s shelf life is amazing! I’ve purchased 15-20 bags at a time, placed them in my freezer and three weeks later their as good as new. Fattal’s Pita NEVER cracks and is best when used for sandwhiches, dipping and even baking. LOVE LOVE LOVE FATTAL’S PITA BREAD!

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