Saturday, March 22, 2008

Coliseum Deli

I actually don't remember how I found this place. It's a little take out place on Broad in the bottom of the Coliseum Lofts across from the Kroger and Lowe's near VCU. The proprieter is from Iran. They have falafel, hummus, kebabs, dolmades and other Middle Eastern type foods on the menu. I always get the chicken kebabs. It comes with a nice fresh green salad with iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives and banana peppers (or something like that) herbed rice, yogurt sauce and a pita like bread. The bread is thicker and is not a pocket like pita so I'm assuming it's actually not pita but I don't know the name. I love the fact that the food is not too greasy and the garlic flavor is not overpowering like Athens Tavern's souvlaki.

A friend of ours had the falafel and she loved it. In the little store where you pick up the food, they have huge tubs of Bulgarian feta for sale as well as other Meditteranean and Middle EAstern spices and staples that you might like to try.

We will continue to eat take out from here!


RVA Foodie said...

I tried the falafel at Coliseum Deli once upon a time, but it didn't impress me. Maybe I should revisit it, at least of the middl eastern grocery items. If you like the food at that place, I'm betting that you'll dig Mediterranean Market at Broad and Meadow. I've written about their falafel and baba ghanouj and I'm hoping that they are able to stay in business.

ETK said...

You've been tagged!