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Middle-Eastern Deli Recommendation

N Tocus | Jan 7, 200304:23 PM

The recent thread on Al-Kayhm inspires me to post a very good Middle-Eastern deli/bakery/grocery although I can't imagine that everybody doesn't already know about this Andersonville neighborhood favorite. The Middle-Eastern Bakery is on Foster about one door west of Clark on the north side of the street. Their big draw is spinach pies (and other kinds like artichoke and eggplant) that are baked fresh on the premises. Their kalamata olives are arguably the best on earth. Felafel is fresh every morning around 9 AM and costs something like $2 for a dozen. Other deli offerings include stuffed vine leaves, spicy mixed pickled vegetables called torshi, all the expectable things like hummos and baba ganooj, assorted cheeses. and gargantuan-size nuts and dates. There is also a vast selection of "dry" Middle-Eastern groceries and cooking pots. Pita is almost always warm when you buy it since it's made in the back room. They could charge for how good this place smells.

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