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San Pedro Mart Middle East Grocery & Restaurant
4001 San Pedro Dr NE (Northeast Heights)
Grocery: M-S - 7am to 10pm Restaurant: M - S 11am to 9 pm, sunday 11am-8pm (subject to change)
Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Organic/Locally Grown, Vegetarian/Health Foods, Greek/Mediterranean, Specialty Food Store
Mohamad Jalil and Bilal Omar opened Middle East Restaurant as a grocery with just a few tables in 2009. Their in-house bakery produces fresh breads daily. The dining area is canopied, giving the space the feel of a desert ramada. Two rows of booths lead to a traditional dining room for private parties. The menu boasts some of the best falafel and shawarma sandwiches around. Perfectly spiced, the combos include a beverage and a piece of rich, buttery baklava. A dark Arabic coffee is Jalil’s own blend, enhanced with a touch of cardamom. Jalil, Omar and Ebramem Kahla all cook the traditional dishes with flavor to spare. At the grocery, you can take home halal marshmallows with your halal meats. (Alibi Staff, May 20, 2011)