Found a local Arab grovcery.
Yesterday while browsing the forum, I noticed more than once that people were getting great deals on shisha at local outlets. I did a Google search and found a write-up of a local Arab grocery store about 10 minutes from my house. The writer mentioned seeing hookahs on display, so I decided to check it out. Turns out they carry Nakhla, Al Fakher and even a few tins of Starbuzz.
They didn't have many flavors, but they did have my go to, Nakhla DA in 250gr box (no jars or tins unfortunately). They even had Zaghloul in 250gr.
And what did I pay? (drum roll please.....) $5.00, tax included!
I also picked up an ibrik (Turkish coffee ***) for $6.99.
I was in a bit of a hurry, so I didn't get to check out the hookahs, in fact I didn't see them while I was there. The man behind the counter was extremely friendly, he even tried to help me pronounce "Nakhla" correctly, ending with "It's hard to say yes?". LOL!
So anyway, it pays to check around!