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ZALEKS in Wakefield for takeout

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tryanything Mar 6, 2007 09:07 AM

This will be my first stop there after reading about it here. I assume they do takeout -(too cold for the in-laws, so we can't eat in) Any suggestions on what to try first? thanks

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  1. hiddenboston RE: tryanything Mar 6, 2007 09:22 AM

    Yes, much of their business is takeout. The monte christo is very good there, as well as the chicken kabobs over rice. I haven't tried any seafood dishes there, but hear that they are generally excellent.

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      shaebones RE: tryanything Mar 6, 2007 09:27 AM

      The baked haddock is amazing as is the salmon and all their grilled fish specials.

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        tweetie RE: tryanything Mar 6, 2007 11:56 AM

        Love, love, love the Greek plate. Gyro, Greek salad and 5 lovely stuffed grape leaves under $6.

        1. Food4Thought RE: tryanything Mar 6, 2007 03:20 PM

          Second the Greek plate tremendous value and very tasty. The Greek salad on it's own is monsterous with a generous amount of feta. The Roast Beef sandwhiches are very good as well.

          1. Chris VR RE: tryanything Mar 7, 2007 06:08 AM

            We've had the gyros for takeout a few times recently and thought it was very good, even 15 minutes later at home. Didn't particularly care for the salad or the stuffed grape leaves.

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              tweetie RE: tryanything Mar 7, 2007 06:27 AM

              Scorn not the grape leaves! I love them!

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                Chris VR RE: tweetie Mar 7, 2007 06:28 AM

                Heh, sorry! They weren't bad- just not as good as the ones I get at Palmyra in Revere.

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                  Infomaniac RE: Chris VR Mar 7, 2007 06:37 AM

                  Chris....what's Palmyra in Revere all about. Not sure if I've ever heard anything about it here.

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                    Chris VR RE: Infomaniac Mar 7, 2007 06:47 AM

                    It's that little middle Eastern market on Route 60 (Squire Road). The sign out front says El Madina but the menu inside says Palmyra. It's right next to an Italian bakery- Esposito's? It's mostly a market but they have a small counter where they'll make sandwiches/plates for takeout or for eating at the one table they have in the corner.

                    I chatted up the owner while waiting for a sandwich recently. Really nice guy, and his wife makes the grape leafes, hummus, and a few other things. It took a while for my falafel sandwich because he had to get the fryer going but it was delicious. So far I've gotten the grape leaves for a party (and couldn't stop eating them) but haven't been back to get anything else. I was waiting until I'd done a more extensive survey of the menu before posting on it here.

                    He also sells halal meat and when I asked about ground lamb he offered the preground stuff or fresh. I opted for fresh and he brought out the leg, ground the meat up and chopped the bones up for me. It was excellent meat, and worth the cost (~22 or so.) They don't take credit cards but do take debit cards.

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                      Infomaniac RE: Chris VR Mar 7, 2007 07:07 AM

                      Yes I know exactly where you are talking about, and thanks.

                      Sounds interesting and I'll be in the area next week so I'm going to check them out.

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