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Mooney’s Mediterranean Cafe – Winston-Salem, North Carolina
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Mooney’s Mediterranean Cafe – Winston-Salem, North Carolina

by jeffreyFebruary 20, 2013

101 W. 4th Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian
$ — Lunch is cheap, appx $8.50 for sandwich + fries

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The fresh smell of Mediterranean spices smacks you in the face when you walk in and you’re already certain you’ve picked a good spot. At lunch, you’ll order at the counter and then take your number to the table. You’ll get a very local vibe in all respects here, especially  from the giant boards naming all the ingredients and listing their local origins.
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I ordered the ACE OF FELAFEL PITA ($6.50) and it arrived at the table in a pretty quick 10 mins or so after ordering it. Served with 3 felafel pieces over grilled vegetables–cucumbers?, eggplant and zucchini. It’s then topped with a cole slaw and chatta (not sure what the hell that was, but it was delicious) and wrapped in a very fresh, fluffy pita. The felafel was very lightly fried for a not-too-heavy taste. Light, slightly sweet sauce brings it together and goes further to complement the fried taste.

ACE OF FALAFEL PITA

ACE OF FELAFEL PITA

The sandwiches all come a la carte, so I added the FETTOOSH SALAD ($3 for medium). Somewhat disappointingly, it was  just their house salad with shredded romaine, cucumber, tomato, radish, parsley and green onion in a very lemon-y dressing. I’m not saying it was bad, but it’s a mistake to order this with all the other options on there like the HUMMUS, BABA GHANOJU, or MOUSAKA.
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I’ll definitely have to try the BAKLAVA GELATO next time–there’s no way that’s not amazing.
BOTTOM LINE: Awesome fresh and local Mediterranean in downtown Winston-Salem. Be sure to check this place out if you’re looking for a cheap lunch spot.
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