BEST CHEAP EATS Minneapolis 2005 - Holy Land Grocery & Deli
2513 Central Ave. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
A Middle Eastern/Mediterranean deli, supermarket, and restaurant with humble cafeteria-style tables and fluorescent lighting, Holy Land serves up quality and quantity without damaging the wallet irreparably. On the 45-item-plus menu are greatest hits such as grape leaves, baklava, falafel, baba ghanoush, and lamb or vegetable samosas, with some of the all-star dishes including the gyros (spiced lamb, beef, chicken, or vegetables topped with onion, lettuce, feta, and cucumber or tahini sauce all on homemade pita bread--and constructed to be approximately the size of one's head), lamb kabobs, Greek salads, and spinach pie. Plus, their tabouleh salad, hummus, and fresh pocket bread are easily the best in town. And since you've saved money (appetizers range from about $5 to $8, entrées will set you back $6 to $10), why not wander into the grocery and pick up some bulk olives or fresh cheese on your way out?