"A lot of people want to eat Mediterranean food either because they want to eat healthier or because their doctor wants them to eat healthier or something like that," says Khaled Jebrail, the head chef and owner of Baladi Mediterranean Cafe. "They may be hesitant at first because they’ve never been there, but overwhelmingly most people are pleasantly surprised."
"We're not fine dining, but I like quality food," says Jebrail. "We make everything from scratch in house we make our sauces our breads our sweets we trim our meats we make everything from scratch. Good quality ingredients, fresh produce, seasonal produce when it's available form the local farms. And very good spices and a little bit of love, you know, it shows in the food."
"Falafel. This is perhaps, no exaggeration, the best falefal there is on this side of the country," says Chef Khaled.