Hidden Gems: Mediterranean Specialties Café
The Mediterranean Specialties Café is a little place that is tucked away on the corner of 32nd St. Not only can you buy sandwich wraps, meat pies, and couscous to eat it right then and there, you could also buy the groceries and cookbooks to make it a at home DIY deal.
Owned and operated by the some of the nicest ladies in town, these Lebanese sisters can cook you up a meal like you’ve never had before. I should warn you though, you’ll never leave hungry. In fact, for the price, the quality of the food may leave you feeling as if you’ve entered Mediterranean heaven.
So let’s talk the sandwich wraps specialties:
For beginners: Gyro
Beef or Chicken served with lettuce, tomato, onions, and tzatziki, a yogurt based sauce.
This is great for beginners because it’s the cheapest specialty sandwich on the menu and it will satisfy even a picky eater’s cravings.
For the intermediate: Falafel
The falafel is one of the customer favorites. Fried chickpea and fava bean patties, with lettuce, tomato, and green and red pickles, generously lathered with tahini sauce.
The falafel is a fantastic choice for a variety of reasons. Firstly, it’s sooooooooooooo good. Secondly, it will fill the starving stomach, and sometimes there’ll be so much leftover that it can be tossed in the fridge and still be in excellent condition to eat for lunch the next day. How many more reasons do you need?
For experts: Shawarma
Basically, shawarma is made with lamb spice mix, and then lettuce, tomato, red and green pickles and lathered in tahini sauce. The lamb is heated over a skillet and rest is made with love and care and deliciousness.
On top of all of that, once every month, the sisters offer a cooking class that they encourage customers to sign up for.
The store has so much more to offer, you just need to head on over there and check the place out for yourself. But don’t be surprised if you leave with bags full of hummus, grape leaves, and olive oil.
The Mediterranean Specialties Café can be found at: 505 32nd St. #109 Bellingham, WA 98225