Restaurant Rave: Mediterranean Market

This place is one of our most favorite places to go. It’s cheap, it’s filling, it’s delicious. Chris frequents it constantly during the work week and we usually hit it up every weekend or every other weekend. It’s just too good for just too cheap! And the guy who runs it is great. He knows us by now because we’re in there all the time. We’re still trying to figure out his nationality, we think Syrian. It is as its title suggests: a Mediterranean Market. It has everything you would need from out East, from Turkish Delights to Baklava to Pita to Middle Eastern Flour, they’ve got it all. Seriously, it ALL. And with the market comes a delicious eatery.

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It has a great relaxed atmosphere. You enter in with the market in front of you, four aisles or so of different Mediterranean goodies (I’ve wanted to buy this huge cheap thing of dates for a long time). Some regulars come in and get their groceries here. Others come for a special ingredient or treat. We usually always end up watching college basketball, because that’s what’s almost always on his television. There’s a pinball machine that captures the quarters of kids and enough treats, frozen dinners, and fresh ingredients to make anyone’s mouth water. All the money I spend there is absolutely worth it. 

I typically get the #4 for $7 which includes…a platter of baba ghanoush, hummus, pita, and a wonderful salad with olives, tomatoes, feta, cucumbers, and a delicious dressing. Oh and those are just the sides, the main dish is a huge falafel sandwich, stuffed to the brim with hot, fresh falafel, lettuce, tomato, hummus, and onions. Oops, I’m drooling (and we literally went there for dinner tonight, couldn’t resist). At least it’s healthy and full of great protein!

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Chris gets the same #4 for $7 but instead of baba ghanoush, he gets dolmas (and otherwise the same sides). And instead of a falafel sandwich, he gets a gyro sandwich. This sandwich, too, is stuffed to the brim with meat. And you can always sop anything up in the huge serving of hummus he gives us. We usually get a Xing tea to accompany our meals. And don’t forget dessert! We don’t always get it, but when we do, we either get baklava or kadaifi (or both). So delicious.

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It’s truly authentic, and we enjoy it thoroughly. For us, it really feels comfort food. I’m not sure why, we’re weird like that. We always have huge smiles on our faces and full bellies when we’re done. it’s truly a place to relax and enjoy the food. And it’s healthy! It’s always on the list of choices of where we want to eat a certain night of the week.

If you’re in Boulder, you have to hit up the Mediterranean Market, you will not regret it! It’s a wonderful meal that will fill you up without emptying your wallet. Truly excellent food.

11 Responses to "Restaurant Rave: Mediterranean Market"

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  1. Nanny_cool

    March 5, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Making me hungry, looks delicious x

  2. Home Powell

    March 5, 2013 at 8:28 am

    Alana – There is NO kitty picture!!!!! That restaurant sounds wonderful – where is it? Next time? When I see “Hungry and Fit” I have to read it right away; you are soooooo good. Wish you could see out our windows; lots of new snow last night and what is more beautiful than that? Grandpa did NOT go to coffee and probably won’t go to his INR (blood test) later this a.m. but I think Anne had to go to school – must be about 6 or 7 inches overnight. The trees and bushes are just gorgeous. Have you had a big snow since you have been in Boulder? It never lasts long there. We get a kitty tomorrow – our grandkitty. Anne and Scott are flying out to see Claire at the Bonneville Dam for a week so I have Miss Kitty’s favorite sleeping place (Jeff’s bed) and her bathroom almost ready. Keep the good stories and pictures coming!! We love you Grandma P. (Grandpa too)

    • hungryandfit

      March 5, 2013 at 3:01 pm

      Yes, next time you come we will take you there!! We got a bit of snow yesterday but didn’t stick, definitely not as much as yours. I bet you will enjoy keeping Kitty company, and Grandpa too.

      I sent you guys a video of Nymeria in email, even better than a kitty pic!!

  3. Kai

    March 5, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Wow that place looks delicious! There’s a ton of mediterranean places downtown, but I’m not sure if there’s anything that good

    • hungryandfit

      March 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm

      Come over and I’ll treat ya

  4. Eva Tucci

    March 5, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Sounds yummy glad you found a great and inexpensive place to eat …enjoy

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  7. Mansoor

    June 25, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    I expected to find a post on gyro…keep up the great blog. I just stumbled upon it and will definitely give it a thorough read. Hope all is well, buddy!

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