Serving the Little Arabia community for 40 years
"To provide the freshest produce, the finest international groceries, and the choicest Halal meats – all at a price everyone can afford."
That was the mission Mohamed Sammy Khouraki set out to accomplish in the summer of 1983, when he and his wife Noha opened up one of the first specialty markets catering to the Middle Eastern community. Located on Cerritos and Magnolia in Anaheim, California, the store was originally called Cerritos Produce. A few months later, the store was renamed Altayebat Market, which means "the tasty and delicious" in Arabic. Pretty soon this small store began drawing in a lot of customers, who came for the superior quality products and legendarily low pricing. But Middle Easterners weren't the only ones traveling far distances to shop at Altayebat. People from all cultures began coming to the store, requesting that we carry products from their nationalities and cultures as well. It soon became evident that the small store on Cerritos Avenue was not large enough to meet the needs of the community.
In November of 1987, the Khourakis bought an egg ranch on the corner of Brookhurst Street and Ball Road in Anaheim, located next to an Italian restaurant and a flower shop. After a few months of remodeling, the new Altayebat Market opened in April of 1988, almost twice the size of the previous store.
Almost four decades later, Altayebat Market has expanded three times, remodeled four times, and is still growing. What once the only business of its kind in the area is now surrounded by more Middle Eastern businesses than one can count. Doctors, dentists, bookstores, restaurants, coffee shops, community centers, and yes, even other grocery stores have all sprung up in this area over the last several years – earning the neighborhood the apt nickname of "Little Arabia".
While times may have changed, our mission remains the same: to bring our customers the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices. Thank you for choosing Altayebat Market!
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