Jerusalem International Grocery

/ Updated on May 15, 2014

Jamil Ahmad and his partner, Jerusalem native Rafat Mardawi are pleased to announce the opening of their new Jerusalem International Grocery at 34396 Tenley Ct. on Coastal Highway (near the old Tijuana Taxi — soon to be a Donut Connection sometime this century). The guys are involved in several local businesses and hail from Bethany Beach.

The store carries a full line of goodies, fromimported olive oils to tahini (including my favorite brand “Beirut”), and many Goya products including beans, spices and olives. Things not to be missed are the Turkish Delight candies, U-Bet chocolate syrup (the secret ingredient in the authentic egg cream!), vanilla halvah, Turkish Delight jelly candies, all sorts of tasty nuts and seeds, along with Mediterranean, Russian, Kosher, Latino and Turkish ingredients and spices. They also carry a full line of beautiful glass hookahs for evenings of communal fun.

Give them a call at 302-644-1700 to verify hours or if you’re looking for something special.

Stop in and tell Jamil that The Foodie sentcha!

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  1. Suzanne Goode says:

    Girlfriend from Milford who’s of Greek descent suggested this place as she knows I love exotic victuals. GF has been a regular customer ever since she discovered it about a year ago. What a treat, especially the charming manager who rang me up — she told me that she’s from Izmir in Turkey, and that she’s lived in the US for 17 years. The mango nectar I bought for my teen (it’s his fav flavor) is a lighter version that the Latin American ones on offer at Giant, Safeway, etc., and is wonderful. Bargain at $1.99 for the one-liter Tetrabrik container of the “Tamek” brand I’ve mostly seen at Middle Eastern restaurants. Also got mild olive oil soap bars — 6 for $5.99 and they are almost as big as those mammoth “Kiss My Face” ones which sell for almost $3 each. The cookies and biscuits aren’t familiar brands to me, but when I run out of my British biscuits, will be back. Great selection of dried fruit & nuts if you’re making granola or you’re looking for healthful snacks. So glad I was taken here by my friend as it’s sort of tucked away at the back of the parking lot. Manager/owner explained that the strip mall was built 4 yrs ago and that she has been renting it ever since. Rehoboth Beach is becoming more diverse every year. Not yet on Yelp so maybe we have to remediate that:-)?????

  2. Leslie Byrne says:

    And their Zataar is a must use in your pizza, lamb or just about anything dishes – thyme, sesame and a bit of sumac – delicious. Please try! This is great little grocer for hard to find lovelies for your pantry.

  3. Arnold Berke says:

    We’ve found Jerusalem a delightful grocery, with a broad selection and quite favorable prices. Hard-to-find items like labne (which seems like the original Greek yogurt but much better than the corporate brands) and tons of Ziyad products (beans, rice, pasta, spices, etc.). Seems like a combo of Near East and Russian, which makes it even more delightful — we can buy zatar and kasha in one place now!

  4. anonymous says:

    Awesome place. lots of international food.

  5. Jill says:

    Try his chopped chicken liver in the refrigerator – not sure where it is coming from but it absolutely gets the job done- picked up a container with some Matzah tams. A little snack my Jewish Bubbe would have been proud of.

  6. Nancy Sakaduski says:

    Great new resource. Found some very interesting new things to try as well as familiar but hard-to-find specialty foods. I thought the prices were quite good. Hope they start offering some homemade items.

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