If you’re seeking a break from the usual Americana of the Twin Cities food scene, Mediterranean can be the perfect cultural food for the explorative foodie that seeks something meaty and spicy. From fiery kebabs to juicy gyros, there’s something sumptuous on the menu at any restaurant that specializes in Mediterranean dishes. Here are eight places around the Twin Cities to find such quality cultural food.
518 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Modern and light, Spitz in Minneapolis cooks up Mediterranean food in the easy-to-eat manner of street eats. Their menu at this restaurant includes many Greek favorites of salads, bowls, pita, and doner, along with plenty of Greek variants on fries and taquitos. Open seven days a week.
2801 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408
With a simple flair for the classics, Marhaba Grill is the perfect Mediterranean restaurant in Minneapolis to visit for lunch or dinner. Not only does their menu harbor a plethora of gyros and kabobs more delicious but there’s even a buffet to get your maximum fill of fine Mediterranean cuisine. Open seven days a week.
2412 Kennedy St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Family owned and operated, Zakia Deli has been cooking up quality Mediterranean dishes since 2007. Combining classics of Lebanese and American meals, their many hot and daily specials are mouth-wateringly alluring, as are their gyros, kabobs, and falafel. Only closed on Sundays!
813 SE 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Built for both comfort food and late-night hunger, Sphynx Cafe in Minneapolis is the perfectly understated cafe for all things the Mediterranean. Their menu at this Mediterranean restaurant includes shawarma, hummus, and wraps of all sorts, ranging from falafel to Lebanese. Open seven days a week.
Christos Greek Restaurant
2632 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408
For that quaint Greek appeal, Christos is the restaurant of choice considering it was awarded the Diner’s Choice Award for 2017 and 2018. Serving since 1988, their spacious restaurant cooks up such favorites as kabobs, spanakopita, and so much more. Open seven days a week.
Wally’s Falafel and Hummus
423 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
For a Greek feast more pleasing, Wally’s Falafel and Hummus in Minneapolis is quite the place to quell the crave of Mediterranean. Just look under ‘Feasts’ on the menu at this restaurant to find such heaping portions of gyros, falafel, shawarma, and more. Open seven days a week.
Filfillah Middle Eastern Restaurant
4301 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421
With a Middle Eastern flair to its take on Mediterranean dishes, Filfillah has a vibrancy to their fantastic dishes. Check out their menu with falafel, hummus, shawarma, and a kebab of many styles and combinations. Open seven days a week.
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2208 W 66th St, Richfield, MN 55423
With a name based on the classic opera by Giuseppe Verdi, Aida specializes in savory Egyptian-Mediterranean food. Be sure to check out the Mediterranean Sampler at this restaurant to get the most out of the menu. Open seven days a week.
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