If you have been feeling the urge to get your gyro on, look no further than the Baladie Gourmet Café. We proudly create authentic Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Greek and Turkish cuisine, with fresh ingredients and classic herbs and spices. Located at 337 Kearny St., in the heart of the financial district, Baladie is a perennial favorite of shawarma-loving professionals on the go.
We channel our unique heritage into a gracefully simple menu featuring hearty, warm platters spilling over with generous portions of Mediterranean treats, with a serious nod toward vegetarian and vegan options. Baladie Gourmet Café owners, brothers Mike and Nick Bazlamit, have been preparing our delicious menu items every morning since 1996, to ensure the highest quality and freshness. Our warm and welcoming rustic interior sports graceful arches, family-style seating and a beautiful hand-painted mural of Petra, the Lost City of Stone.
Our patrons rave about our homemade yellow lentil soup made daily: chock-full of carrots and potatoes, and just enough spice to give it a warm kick. Other ethnic favorites are our specialty salads. Our classic tabouli salad pairs bulgar wheat with fresh parsley, tomatoes and cucumbers tossed with a spicy lemon and olive oil dressing, complemented with a dolma, pepperoncini and pita.
Our pita pocket sandwich stuffed with a rich tahini sauce, tomato, lettuce and cucumber, and your choice of: falafel, feta, tabouli, dolma or babaghanoush, is a lunchtime fave. For a lighter meal, try one of our pita pocket combos with your choice of lentil soup or a fresh salad. For serious eaters, our Iron Bowl Platter will fill you up: savory rice with lentils liberally smothered with our iconic lentil soup, sweetened with a topping of caramelized onions, a pita to scoop it all up, and your choice of Arabic salad or tangy yogurt cucumber salad. To finish your meal, we offer aromatic Arabic coffees and teas.
The next time you find yourself meandering Restaurant Row, stop in and find out why our authentic menu has garnered a feature on KQED's Check, Please!.