i would go to ali babas all the time to get my middle eastern groceries the owner was always nice and helpful........ until i had some cuff links on my shirt that said shalom he asked do you know what that says and i said yes after that the attitude changed . i admit i was saddened by this because i am an american first where the only color i recognize is red white and blue! he now avoids me like the plague! i really like to go here but i rarely do now i am sorry for what is happening in the middle east and when 911 happened i called to see if they were targeted at there store,because america IS about diversity. i do wish them the best because there store is a gem!
I enjoy having this grocery store at this very convenient location. Having one built somewhere near or on 211 (between 1604 and Castorville) would be wonderful .The annoys us is always having to bag our own groceries. We sometimes see supers, managers, associates, walking around when the cashier may be backed up and the customer has to step in and bag their own groceries. There are also times when the cashier is talking to another co-worker instead of concentrating on what they are doing or just making the customer feel comfortable by just being friendly. Honestly, bagging our own groceries is not very appealing to my husband at all.
I went here with friends from work during our lunch break. The staff is very friendly and appeared genuinely concerned that we enjoyed or visit. I liked the variety of hot dogs available and I especially liked the condiment bar and all the different types of mustards. There’s not a lot of seating inside but we got there early, 11:15, and there was no problem finding a place to sit. I’m not sure if they have a crowding problem or not. It was not crowded by the time we left. (11:45) My only complaint is the limited amount of parking.