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Colorado Springs' 4 best spots to score affordable Middle Eastern food

Colorado Springs' 4 best spots to score affordable Middle Eastern food
Taste of Jerusalem Cafe. | Photo: Aqeel M./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on December 17, 2019.

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Middle Eastern fare?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Middle Eastern restaurants around Colorado Springs, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to meet your needs.

1. Doner USA

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Topping the list is Doner USA. Located at 2907 N. Nevada Ave. in Central Colorado Springs, the Turkish and Mediterranean spot is the highest-rated cheap Middle Eastern restaurant in Colorado Springs, boasting 4.5 stars out of 79 reviews on Yelp.

Look for classic Mediterranean eats such as grape leaves, spanakopita, falafel, hummus and baklava on the menu.  

Yelper Mike P., who reviewed Doner USA on Sept. 8, wrote, "Had the Doner USA special dinner (stir fry beef and vegetables) yesterday. ... Great food and great service." 

2. Taste Of Jerusalem Cafe

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Next up is Central Colorado Springs' Taste of Jerusalem Cafe, situated at 15 E. Bijou St. With four stars out of 206 reviews on Yelp, the Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and vegetarian spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an inexpensive option. 

According to the business' Yelp profile, "Taste of Jerusalem Cafe carries a full selection of authentic Middle Eastern food from appetizers to dessert," including shawarma, falafel, hummus, babaganooj and tabouleh and more. Hot Middle Eastern tea, Turkish coffee and a variety of baklava are also on the menu.

3. Briar Mart

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Northeast Colorado Springs' Briar Mart, located at 6799 N. Academy Blvd., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the low-priced international grocery store and Middle Eastern cafe 4.5 stars out of 54 reviews.

The menu features authentic Middle Eastern dishes like Greek nachos, sultani, gyros and kebabs.  

Yelper Erika K., who reviewed Briar Mart on July 5, wrote, "Sultani plate! Yum yum. The Greek nachos are a must!"

And Yelper Jason H. noted, "A gem in Colorado Springs. Serves fantastic, authentic Mediterranean food."

4. Gyros Plus at Chapel Hills

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Gyros Plus at Chapel Hills, a Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Greek spot in Briargate, is another much-loved, budget-friendly go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 43 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1710 Briargate Blvd., Suite 457, to see for yourself. 

The casual walk-up eatery offers authentic Middle Eastern recipes that are made from scratch, such as gyros, kebabs, dolmas,moko loco and baklava. 


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