Anytime I can rummage through a grocery store where the primary language is anything but English — not so common here in Alabama, let me tell you — I take it. And one of my favorites is Nabeel’s Cafe and Market, in Homewood, Alabama (right next to downtown Birmingham). I don’t even know what most of this is, but it’s fascinating to wander around the aisles and try to figure it out. Nabeel’s Cafe is a favorite place to eat, too — I’m especially in love with the hummus (accompanied by fried pita chips, of course), bruschetta and Greek-fried potatoes. And if you’ve got restless young ‘uns with you who are less not-so-much interested in sitting quietly and discussing the latest judging mistakes on So You Think You Can Dance and debating the merits of Survivor’s Evil Russell, there’s a nearby playground for quick energy releases. Plus, you can take home a bag of fried pita chips. What’s not to like? Check out Nabeel’s at http://www.nabeels.com.
I’m an ethnic food junkie. You are so lucky to have a place like this near you.
I love Nabeel’s too!! Never had anything there I didn’t like.
I live in a place where our grocery store is filled with special unknown foods! I really could go for some good ol’ normal American food!
We have an Asian Market near us, and I think it’s interesting to visit it and walk down the aisles. There are some obvious savory foods and then there are the sweets. I find it interesting.
I like to try new things, too. My favorite is Indian food. Anything curried – LOVE it!
And to think I was missing out on all this because I was too busy to try and figure out what the packages held!