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4 top options for cheap Mediterranean fare in Cleveland

4 top options for cheap Mediterranean fare in Cleveland
Boaz Cafe | Photo: Tina C./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on January 24, 2020.

Looking for a tasty Mediterranean meal near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Mediterranean restaurants around Cleveland, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture when cravings strike.

1. Steve's Gyros

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Topping the list is Steve's Gyros. Located at 1979 W. 25th St., Stand E-13 in the West Side Market in Ohio City, the Mediterranean spot is the highest-rated budget-friendly Mediterranean restaurant in Cleveland, boasting 4.5 stars out of 160 reviews on Yelp. Yelpers rave about the large portion sizes of the spot's lamb gyros topped with onions and tomatoes. 

Yelper Samantha F. noted, "So much food! One gyro has enough meat for two meals. It was so full I have to put it away and save it for later. Definitely be stopping by again next time I'm at West Side Market."

2. Boaz Cafe

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Next up is Ohio City's Boaz Cafe, situated at 2549 Lorain Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 209 reviews on Yelp, the Mediterranean spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an inexpensive option.

If you're hungry for more, we found these details about Boaz Cafe on Yelp.

"From the family that brought you Aladdin's Eatery, Boaz Cafe is serving up your favorite Mediterranean flavors in the heart of Ohio City," it writes on Yelp in the section about specialties. "From appetizers and rolled pita sandwiches to salads, smoothies and freshly pressed juices, all made from scratch with wholesome, all-natural ingredients."

3. Aladdins' Bakery & Market

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Downtown Cleveland's Aladdins' Bakery & Market, located at 1301 Carnegie Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the inexpensive bakery and Mediterranean spot four stars out of 63 reviews. The spot offers tahini, halva, breads, pickled products, coffee and tea. 

Sharon G. offered this review on Yelp, "The food here is always great. Very clean space, fair amount of products to choose from in the grocery side (it's fun to discover and try new things!). The workers are always super friendly and helpful. Such a great place. I always love stopping in here and picking something delicious up!"

4. It's Greek To You

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Finally, downtown's It's Greek To You is another budget-friendly go-to, with four stars out of 11 Yelp reviews. Head over to 230 W. Huron Road, Suite 8560 to see for yourself. Try a classic gyro, a Greek salad topped with lamb or the falafel plate. 

Eliza G. noted, "This is truly some of the best gyros we have ever eaten. I tend to do low carb and will order just the meat, no pita and none of the veggies. They usually give me extra meat, which is nice! Highly recommend this place!"


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