Baladi is a restaurant that serves authentic delicious and nutritionally balanced Mediterranean food. The phrase “Baladi Foods” means natural organic foods that are prepared with traditional methods. Their focus is to offer delicious foods that are interesting and nutritionally balanced in an environment where every guest feels welcome and comfortable. Their Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes are all made in house from scratch with quality ingredients, spices, organic olive oil, pure filtered water, clover honey, and organic turbinado sugar. Here you can find a meal with good quality ingredients, fresh produce, and seasonal produce when it’s available from local farms.
Baladi prides themselves on their very versatile and gluten free, vegan, and vegetarian menu. Options for vegetarians, vegans and those following a gluten free diet are a focus, not an afterthought at Baladi. Their menu will have symbols next to the items to indicate what is vegetarian, vegan, or gluten free. They also have a symbol next to things to that are not gluten free but that you can ask for it to be gluten free. Some favorite items on the menu are falafels, spicy cilantro-jalapeno hummus, muhammarah, mezze platter, shawermah platter, spicy seafood platter, lentil soup and a very popular favorite the falafel supreme wrap. They also have some delicious drinks such as Baladi tea, which you can get hot or cold; it is a black tea with a combo of mint, sage, chamomile, rose petals and other herbs. People have also raved about their Turkish coffee which is finely ground coffee beans with fresh cardamom. There are so many delicious healthy choices to make when you dine here.
Baladi has a reputation for great tasting, fresh and healthy Middle Eastern food where customers relax in a welcoming and comfortable environment. The owner makes everyone feel welcomed; he tries to come by every table if he can to check on the service and the quality of food. So if you are looking for somewhere with lots of options and generous portions using mostly natural and organic ingredients, check out Baladi. They are open Monday through Wednesday from 11:00AM to 9:00PM, Thursday through Saturday from 11:00AM to 10:00PM and closed on Sundays. They are located at 626 Hilltop West Shopping Center in Virginia Beach.