World Foods Editor’s Pick
No spot in the extended Attar family’s Mediterranean restaurant and grocery kingdom—which extends from Ya Hala to Nicholas with a trio of markets in between—is more vibrant than this flower-festooned riot of brightly spiced spreads, fresh fruits, and international beers. Like a homier, Lebanese-accented Whole Foods, this cook’s standby marries the city’s appetite for Oregon-born eats and global goods; kombucha on tap and Unbound pickles to dime bags of piney mastic, five varieties of pistachios, and a world-class wall of halva. It’s all, frankly, deliciously overwhelming. Your best bet: order a lamb shawarma sandwich at the far-reaching deli and spend the 10 minutes it takes your pita to puff in the wood-fired oven getting lost among the dried fruits, pats of Georgian sulguni cheese, bottles of Valencian saisons, and sunset-hued melons until your brain short-circuits from gastronomic happiness.