Typical Palestinian Grocery items comprising Palestinian Cuisine

 Grocery list: Fruits and veggies

  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplants
  • Fresh mint
  • Fresh parsley
  • Garlic
  • Green onions
  • Lemons
  • Onions
  • Oranges
  • Peppers
  • Pomegranates
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes

Grocery list: Sundries and dried foods

  • Chickpeas
  • Cinnamon
  • Cumin
  • Dried thyme
  • Honey
  • Medjool dates
  • Mint tea
  • Nuts and seeds -- especially pistachios and sesame seeds
  • Olives -- fresh, brined and cured
  • Olive oil -- Palestine is a huge producer of fine olive oil.
  • Pickles -- especially pickled turnips, which will definitely require a bit of sleuthing to find.
  • Pita bread
  • Pomegranate molasses -- A thick, tangy-sweet syrup made from pomegranate juice
  • Saffron
  • Tahini -- This paste is simply made of ground sesame seeds and it's vital to Palestinian cooking.
  • Yogurt
  • Zata'ar -- This is a blend of spices, including dried thyme, sumac and sesame seeds.

Grocery list: Meats and cheeses

  • Cheese -- white salty, soft cow's milk cheese.
  • Lamb, mutton, chicken, squab and fresh fish are the favoured proteins on the Palestinian table