Best Mediterranean Market - 2012
Baiz Market isn't just the best Mediterranean market in Phoenix — it's one of the most unique markets in the entire Phoenix area, and it's especially appealing to those with a taste for imported and ethnic foods. The store specializes in Middle Eastern as well as Mediterranean foods and caters to immigrants from countless countries. One side of a long aisle is devoted to spices of all kinds, including many varieties of cardamom, caraway seeds, chili peppers, cumin, fenugreek, mace, paprika, and turmeric. The same can be said for coffee, tea, beans, couscous, and oils. Don't miss the bakery in the back, which makes fresh pita, tennour, Markouk, and sammoun breads daily. The smell of delectable pastries such as baklava will lead you in the right direction. The butcher and deli round out the market's offerings (not counting the restaurant, Al Hana) with fresh beef, lamb, goat, chicken, and cheeses.