Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Nate's Deli

How have I not written about one of my favorite lunch spots--Nate's Deli?
Only open from 10AM-5PM on Monday through Friday, and 10AM-4PM on Saturdays, I often crave their food for dinner but can't get it. So I make a point to suggest it when meeting up with friends for lunch. It's just down the block from the West Side Market, and there is plenty of free parking behind the building. They offer a back door entrance--just don't be alarmed when you walk right through the kitchen.

It is a relatively small place, and it's CASH ONLY so beware. But the service is quick, food is generally delicious, and I just love it. I tend to always get the same thing--a Fatoosh Salad and Shawarma Roll.
This particular salad last week wasn't the freshest. It had that distinct "day old, I've been wilting in your refrigerator" taste, but this is the first time that has happened. It has great texture with crisp vegetables and crunchy pita chips, and it can be enough to share if you're ordering other things.

The only menu item I've had that I don't care for is the Grape Leaves. Probably some of the worst that I've had. But, I also enjoy their hummus and falafel.

If you're looking for a quick and delicious lunch stop in Ohio City, then this is your place. Its diner atmosphere, speedy service, and reasonable prices (Dining Deals Alert!) make it a great option.

Now I'm craving some hummus...

Nate's Deli and Restaurant
1923 West 25th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 696-7529