You will usually find a packet of nuts in my bag and office drawers. It is a saving grace when my stomach starts to growl. This was the healthy trick that I learned during my pregnancy in 2011 which I still continue nowadays.
I usually shop for nuts (mainly cashews, pistachio, almond and hazelnuts) in Abella Supermarket in Khalidya. Then early this month my colleague recommended to stop by in Al Rifai Nuts & Kernels.
I visited the branch in Al Nasr Street (Opposite of All Prints) which I came to know later that they have the most selections ranging from nuts, kernels, dried fruits and coffee beans. They have shops in the malls too but they sell nuts only.
The main reason of my visit in their branch was to purchase Arabic coffee beans and other local dried fruits. Honestly, I am clueless about coffee beans because personally I am happy with my instant Nescafe coffee.
So I consulted one of the shop attendants who was very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable about their products. After discussing the type and taste of available coffee beans, I made the decision to purchase one kilo and requested to grind it.
After learning that the coffee would be used for a company related event in Finland, the shop attendant recommended to vacuum pack it. She also explained on how to prepare the local coffee.
Then I bought local dried fruits and some nuts, and all was vacuum packed. For local consumption, the nuts are packed in ziplock plastic bags.
For those who are fond of nibbling nuts, Al Rifai Nuts and Kernels is an ideal place to shop. I personally love their cheese cashew nuts. Their nuts are of premium quality and as expected their prices are slightly expensive.
Tel: +971 2 6313364, website: www.alrifai.com
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