Castania Nut Boutique

Nut Boutique

Founded in Lebanon in 1985 as a roasting and packaging company, Castania Nuts has grown to become the leader in prepacked nuts. As they grew, Castania launched their first retail boutique in 2009 - Castania Nut Boutique. By offering an exceptional customer experience and bringing their quality products closer to the public in a trendy boutique atmosphere, Castania will offer a new experience to customers looking for incredible nuts and spices.

Get to know: Castania Nut Boutique

Romy Karnaby

Owner

This is your first location in the US! Having opened the first branch of The Nut Boutique in Lebanon and expanded throughout the Middle East, what are you most looking forward to in introducing this concept to the American market on the Lower East Side?

I look forward to introducing the Lebanese savoir-faire in roasted nuts to the American market on the Lower East Side. It’s new and exciting for all of us here.

Which variety or blend do you envision becoming a favorite at your location in The Market Line and what makes the experience of shopping for nuts at The Nut Boutique unique? Which nut is the most revered in the Middle East that you carry?

All of our nuts are fresh, crispy and tasty but I think that our kernels (pistachios, almonds, cashews) might become a favorite at our location in The Market line.

When I think of the Lower East Side, I think of…

I think of nightlife, trendy restaurants, street art…There is a lot of culture to explore in the Lower East Side.

Best thing about NYC and worst thing about NYC:

The best thing about NYC is definitely shopping. The worst thing - cold weather (especially compared to Lebanon!)

What is your earliest food memory?

French Fries!

What’s the one food you can’t live without?

Cheese. Lots and lots of cheese.

Preferred method of transportation:

Definitely car.

What is your most essential ingredient in the kitchen?

Vegetables. They are a staple in Lebanese cooking!

This is your first location in the US! Having opened the first branch of The Nut Boutique in Lebanon and expanded throughout the Middle East, what are you most looking forward to in introducing this concept to the American market on the Lower East Side?

I look forward to introducing the Lebanese savoir-faire in roasted nuts to the American market on the Lower East Side. It’s new and exciting for all of us here.

Which variety or blend do you envision becoming a favorite at your location in The Market Line and what makes the experience of shopping for nuts at The Nut Boutique unique? Which nut is the most revered in the Middle East that you carry?

All of our nuts are fresh, crispy and tasty but I think that our kernels (pistachios, almonds, cashews) might become a favorite at our location in The Market line.

When I think of the Lower East Side, I think of…

I think of nightlife, trendy restaurants, street art…There is a lot of culture to explore in the Lower East Side.

Best thing about NYC and worst thing about NYC:

The best thing about NYC is definitely shopping. The worst thing - cold weather (especially compared to Lebanon!)

What is your earliest food memory?

French Fries!

What’s the one food you can’t live without?

Cheese. Lots and lots of cheese.

Preferred method of transportation:

Definitely car.

What is your most essential ingredient in the kitchen?

Vegetables. They are a staple in Lebanese cooking!

This is your first location in the US! Having opened the first branch of The Nut Boutique in Lebanon and expanded throughout the Middle East, what are you most looking forward to in introducing this concept to the American market on the Lower East Side?

I look forward to introducing the Lebanese savoir-faire in roasted nuts to the American market on the Lower East Side. It’s new and exciting for all of us here.

Which variety or blend do you envision becoming a favorite at your location in The Market Line and what makes the experience of shopping for nuts at The Nut Boutique unique? Which nut is the most revered in the Middle East that you carry?

All of our nuts are fresh, crispy and tasty but I think that our kernels (pistachios, almonds, cashews) might become a favorite at our location in The Market line.

When I think of the Lower East Side, I think of…

I think of nightlife, trendy restaurants, street art…There is a lot of culture to explore in the Lower East Side.

Best thing about NYC and worst thing about NYC:

The best thing about NYC is definitely shopping. The worst thing - cold weather (especially compared to Lebanon!)

What is your earliest food memory?

French Fries!

What’s the one food you can’t live without?

Cheese. Lots and lots of cheese.

Preferred method of transportation:

Definitely car.

What is your most essential ingredient in the kitchen?

Vegetables. They are a staple in Lebanese cooking!