The Sara & Sevda Supermarket specialises in the culinary delights of the Middle East, specifically Persian, Afghani, Turkish and Arabic groceries and smallgoods. The owners welcome local Middle Eastern community who wish to purchase their favourite foods, as well as more adventurous Anglo foodies looking for Middle Eastern ingredients.
The shelves are packed with specialist foods for Ramadan, many vegetarian items such as dried legumes and nuts, a score of different basmati rice in 20kg sacks, dolmas, eight varieties of burghul, spices and pickles, even henna to decorate your hands. This shop is your source of many varieties of rosewater, mint water, and assorted exotic cordials. You’ll also find tart syrupy pomegranate molasses here, an essential ingredient in Middle Eastern cookery. A range of Turkish and pita breads are delivered daily, but it’s the only Gold Coast outlet for traditional (and newly trendy) Afghani bread, sourced twice a week from Brisbane.
Perhaps you’d like to buy some Turkish coffee or some Middle Eastern tea, which you can enjoy while sucking a cube of lemon or cardamom sugar. The newly added coffee bar at the front of the shop means that you can now purchase Turkish coffee to go! Accompany that with specialty biscuits, the freshest dates from Persia or cubes of Turkish delight. There are so many exotic temptations in this store that you will not leave empty handed.
4/55 Nerang St, Southport Ph: 07 5571 1312 Open Mon – Fri 9am – 7pm; Sat – Sun 9am – 4pm