Northeast is a cultural food hub and I’ve been wanting to try Emily’s Lebanese Deli for a while. Having never experienced Lebanese food before, I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into.
Like I said before, I had no idea what I was doing, but I am always up for a new tastebud experience, so with the suggestion of my roommate, Carrie, I ordered Tabbouleh, which is made of couscous, onion, parsley, and other ingredients, and a Baked Kibbi, which is beef, wheat, and spices baked around a layer of lamb, onions and pine nuts.
This was really good paired with a pita chip. I originally just ate a forkful of it and it was like an onion explosion…not good. Luckily, Carrie showed me the correct way to consume tabbouleh.
Once again, I definitely ate this wrong. Since I was starving I ate it plain and cold, but I would suggest you eat this the correct way: warm. It still tasted good, though!
The inside was much like any deli: cozy, with a handful of tables, and the counter service was quick and efficient.
I’m looking forward to going again after reading some of the online reviews. Next time I’ll try the Baba Ghannuj and the Spinach Pie.
Emily’s Lebanese Deli
641 University Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Open Daily 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM Except Tuesdays