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Eating Camel In Alabama, Tasty Tuesday- 100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die

Camel Rider Sandwich at Nabeel’s. MEGabite #19 or #82 on the countdown of “The 100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die.”

Nabeel’s Café’ and Market is located on the outskirts of Birmingham in beautiful Homewood, Alabama. For over 20 years, Nabeel’s was a market that sold Mediterranean products, and was purchased in 1993 by the Krontiras’ family; he from Southern Greece and she from Northern Italy.  This couple began their business to fulfill a need for a family café with authentic Mediterranean foods and a friendly market for authentic Mediterranean products.


Great outdoor seating

The restaurant walls have many framed awards attesting to the love this community has for the food. There are two dishes from Nabeel’s on The 100 List”

Two 100 Dishes

Two 100 Dishes

The Camel Rider Sandwich is a Pita Pocket deli sandwich with; premium roast beef, bologna, salami and provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle, mustard and mayonnaise. Served with pita crunchies or choose greek french-fries or greek rice for an additional $1.95. It is a light sandwich and the pita bread is a twist on all of the other deli sandwiches out there.  this is not a large sandwich, you may have room for dessert.

The Camel Rider Sandwich with Greek Fries

The Camel Rider Sandwich with Greek Fries

I give this stop and sandwich 4 ****MEGastars

  • One MEGastar * for; prompt courteous service, great menu, interesting décor and a clean enough atmosphere.
  • Two MEGastars ** for an interesting tasty bite.
  • One MEGastar * for Nabeel’s  dedication to their community.  I generally will give my 4th MEGastar for dishes that meet the criteria set forth by Alabama Tourism; local food with Alabama style. I do not know if Nabeel’s uses local foods.   However, I do feel that this family cafe and market take pride in community, and for that I applaud and award them with a 4th Thanks to Nabeel’s for bringing Mediterranean foods to Alabama!


Fun Market!

Fun Market!

  1. Don’t miss the market. Small but packs in some great stuff to make your Mediterranean inspired dishes. Dried herbs and specialty oils, candies, meats and cheeses and pre-made foods for your carry out enjoyment. Loved it!
  2. Leave some room for the appetizers and the Baklava.
  3. Check out Nabeel’s recipes on their website. Thanks for sharing!

About 100 Dishes-

*100 Dishes to eat in Alabama before you die is a compilation of food to chow down on Bama style. Thanks to Tourism Alabama, my Alabama bucket list just became a little easier. I am going to have some fun while making my way like Ms. Pacman, in yet another state that I call home. Download the alphabetical brochure that begins in Abbertville and ends in York. From the little old diner to the white cloth joint, it is an opportunity to explore and experience pride in the food from restaurateurs who are dedicated to local food with some Alabama style. From BBQ to James Beard recipients. I use a 5 MEGastar system. If I give a dish a 4the MEGastar, it is bacuse it meets the criteria set forth folks who are dedicated to local food with Alabama style. If I give one of these dishes a 5th star, it means, I nearly died and went to heaven eating the dish, Loved it and don’t you miss it!

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