“We have a lot of European chocolates that older Europeans come here to shop for,” owner Walid Radwan said. “It reminds them of their childhood.”
Radwan said he and his father-in-law, Ziad Nowar, opened Blue Fig International Market in Plano in December 2017. Walking through the store, customers will see items from different nations on the same aisle. In addition to daily produce deliveries, the market has a wide selection of sweets, cheeses, dried goods and deli meats.
The top-selling products are lamb and chicken, the pair said. The market’s meat selection is halal, which means it is prepared according to Muslim law. They stock Dorper lamb, which is equivalent to the quality of Angus beef, Radwan said.
“I’d rather be out of meat than sell something not up to our standards,” Nowar said.
Cheeses follow meats in the list of frequently purchased items.
“All nationalities eat cheese,” Nowar said. “Even if you don’t eat lamb or meat, you eat cheese.”
Rounding out the top-sellers list is the fresh pita bread that comes from Arlington-based Baklava Bakery.
The business owners enjoy seeing the mix of people who shop at their store.
“We love it when we see not only international people, but Americans,” Nowar said. “They come not on a weekly basis, but daily.”
Nowar and Radwan agree customer service is paramount, and they said they are pleased with the rapport they have built over the years.
Blue Fig International Market
4101 E. Park Blvd., Ste. 135, Plano
Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily