322 CENTRAL AVENUE

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK 10606

914 682 8449

Monday- Saturday

9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Since 1987

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YARANUSH

Mediterranean Foods


As appeared in Westchester 

December 2013

Food Lover’s Guide:

Ethnic Grocers

The curious foodie inside you

will appreciate these.

BY JOHN BRUNO TURIANO


“Since 1987, family-owned YARANUSH has offered well-priced Armenian, Greek, Bulgarian, Israeli and Lebanese food products. The general categories of offerings fall into dried fruit (the best dried apricots!) and nuts, breads (sweet Greek tsoureki is a pick), spices, organic grains and beans, coffee and teas, Greek cheeses and olives, and prepared foods like flaky spinach pies best eaten warm and toasty, stuffed grape leaves, tabbouleh, falafel, hummus, Armenian appetizers, baklava, and myriad halvah (dense confections made of nut butters or grain flours). 


Random Buy: Beautifully designed Backgammon boards are sold at YARANUSH if you enjoy tabletop games while munching on spinach pie and Israeli Medjoul dates.” 

PALEONIE
Home Made
Paleo Cookies & Brownies
Made with dried fruit, nuts & cocoa powder only!
No grain flours, no sugar, no milk, no eggs, no butter!
No fillers, only pure taste.
 

Visiting Yaranush, will bring back many cherished memories from Armenia, Greece, Eastern Europe, Israel & Lebanon.

Come and discover largest selection of Mediterranean specialties and hard to find ingredients for your ethnic recipes.

We offer freshest dried fruit and nuts, spices, organic grains & beans, wide variety of Greek cheese, Greek olives, honey, home made Armenian appetizers, baklava & much more...

CHOREG OR TSOUREKI

ARMENIAN & GREEK

HOME MADE EASTER CAKE

GREEK CHEESE

COOKBOOKS

HARVEST SONG ARMENIAN  PRESERVES


322 Central Avenue White Plains, New York 10606   914 682 8449

Monday-Saturday 9:00-5:30

WESTCHESTER

A Mediterranean Bazaar


By M. H. REED

Published: September 10, 2006


It’s exciting to wander the stalls of foreign bazaars, food halls and markets, with their stocks of rich and strange ingredients that promise, perhaps, a thrill of sweet discovery.

Some of that excitement can also be had in White Plains, where Yaranush packs its shelves and cases with foods from the Mediterranean and the Middle East.

Even shoppers familiar with the wares grab a basket and trawl the aisles of this small shop. But old-timers might head right for the clear boxes of dried fruit and shelled and unshelled nuts, just beyond the breads heaped at the entrance. Some wander to the back for sesame cakes and for glistening, honey-dripping baklava.

Then there’s the refrigerated case. Next to items like stuffed grape leaves, eight kinds of olives, savory pastries, yogurts, hummus, tabbouleh and tzatziki are the bins of feta, why I usually come here. Yaranush has three types of feta bobbing in a brine bath: Greek, French and Bulgarian. And they’re all made from sheep’s milk.

The crumbly Bulgarian’s sour, salty taste is good on a salad. The Greek style, smooth and somewhat less salty, goes well with tomatoes and in sandwiches. The mild and creamy French spreads nicely on crackers and can take a sweet or savory topping. Customers unsure of which feta to choose can request samples.

Between the breads and the baklava, shelves burst with coffees, all sorts of preserves (including quince and pumpkin), vegetables, herbs, spices, cookies, condiments, biscuits, candy and even mortars and pestles and sets of dainty coffee cups.

Most labels are in English, but if a jar of mysterious syrup or a bag of Persian dried lemons catches the eye, the gracious owners are always on hand for explanations and advice.

Yaranush Mediterranean Foods, 322 Central Avenue, White Plains. (914) 682-8449. M. H. REED