When I lived in North Jersey there was a plethora of small, family owned Middle Eastern food markets with fresh fresh spices, halal meats, veggies, pastries, and more.
We've been in the B'more for a while now, and though I've found those great Asian mega-stores, and a few comparable Indo-Pak shops, I've struck out on Middle Eastern and Greek markets.
The gas back ot NJ is killing me!!! Any ideas??