Tavazo Dried Nuts & Fruits Store Opens in Irvine
I walked in to survey their selection and inside it looks exactly like the picture I saw of their Ontario stores. The picture below of one of their other stores is a good representative of what to expect: ornate silver-plated giant goblets that I'm sure has a proper name (Dave?) were stocked with what I have to guess is just about every kind of dried fruit conceivable. There was for sure mango, dates, lemons, and more nuts than a political protest rally.
|Photo from Tavazo's Facebook Page|
So far, I saw no offering of baklava or the other pastries that I heard they were planning on stocking from Iran, Turkey and Azerbaijan. Is Tavazo going to displace or even challenge the variety and depth of Wholesome Choice? Obviously not. This is a specialty store with a footprint of a 7-Eleven (it used to be a tiny running shoe store before this); but it's still something all those Trader Joe's-bound should check out.
Follow Stick a Fork In It on Twitter @ocweeklyfood or on Facebook!