Baiz not only carries spices, they also have fresh chicken and meat (halal) and they also have dairy products, freshly baked Arabic bread, Lebanese sweets, and grocery items typically found in a ME store. Not only that, they also cater to other international communities such as the subcontinent and some gulf and Persian items, all of which are very important for our international cuisines. Fruit and vegies are fresh. They have a butcher that will cut meat into pieces that you prefer.
This is not a "cute" and eclectic grocery store the trendy crowd will venture to. It's a very unassuming nuts and bolts Middle Eastern grocery store. The Mediterranean food here is the place to go. It s busy, yet not chaotic or loud. There is plenty of seating space and it is shared with their supermarket.
It is a grocery store/cafe and the owners are very nice. Has all the normal mediterranean/middle eastern items that one would except along with some other basic grocery items. Great food, great price and really warm and friendly service. Perfect place for lunch.