In Halifax

Family owned × Since 1967



Located in North End Halifax, MidEast Food Centre is a purveyor of fine local foods and imported goods and spices from around the World.

Photos by M.C.

When you first walk through the door, the aroma of fresh spices and Mediterranean cooking envelops your senses and draws you into the bustling atmosphere of this iconic Middle Eastern grocery store. With bins of fine grains and exquisite spices, bulk containers of imported olives, nuts, and dried fruits, old fashioned barrels of coffee beans, spices and the simple warm atmosphere – this feels like an old-world place – and it is. MidEast Food Centre has been doing business in Halifax for over 50 years.

The Laba family opened on Agricola Street in 1967.  Since then Mr. Salam Mohammad (originally from Iraq), and his family carried over and the business continues to thrive, with customers filtering in from all corners of Atlantic Canada. “Here you’ll find ethnic items that you would not find in the average grocery store,” says Salam Mohammad. His family works with him at the store which is now three generations strong.

The appeal of MidEast Food Centre is, and always will be, the quality of their food. From the gourmet chefs, to the adventurous home “experimenter”, you will be sure to find the perfect ingredients on MidEast's brimming shelves. Grains, beans, spices and many multinational varieties of olive oils and cheese abound. For those seeking a takeout meal, over a dozen speciality dishes are proudly prepared daily.

Come in and see what we have to offer.


Contact US

P: (902) 492-0958
F: (902) 404-3470



2595 Agricola Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada, B3K 4C4



Monday 10am–6pm
Tuesday 10am–6pm
Wednesday 10am–6pm
Thursday 10am–6m
Friday 10am–6pm
Saturday 10am–6pm
Sunday 12pm–4pm

Holiday Hours

New Years Closed
Family Day 12pm–5pm
Good Friday 12pm–5pm
Canada Day 10am–5pm
Labour Day Closed
Christmas Day Closed
Eid Al Fitr 12pm-5pm
Eid Al Adha 12pm-5pm

Imported for you

Specialising in imported goods from across the Middle East, We have carefully hand-selected all our grocery brands and products to give you a wide selection of items,

Our extensive grocery selection includes variety of beans and grains, large selection of spices and herbs, a myriad of cheeses, olives, pickles, nuts and seeds, yogurts and labnah, sweets such as baklava, halwa and nougats, speciality jams and spreads, honey, tahini sauces, and molasses Just to name a few. 

Please come and see what we have in stock.

Beans & Grains

Rich in nutrients, vitamins and minerals grains and beans are an excellent source of complex carbohydrates that promote healthy living. We feature one of the largest selection of imported rice, beans, grains and your essential baking mixes by from the Middle East and Canada. Always in stock and ready for you.

Canned & Jarred food

Tasty Mediterranean canned and jarred foods. From delicious Jordanian tahini to exquisite Persian preserves we got it all. Great variety of Greek kalamata olives, jarred pickles and capers, Turkish stuffed grape leaves, Moroccan preserved lemon and many others. Ready and in stock and for you.

Honey & Syrups

Did you know that we carry local Nova Scotian honey from the Valley? Also Black River Maple Syrup from Mabou. We also carry natural and organic honey items from Buram and Sheffa. Imported from many great producers. Always a selection of quality honey available in the variety of packages.