Loon Deli & Grocery

Twin Cities, Minnesota

3.2 / 2 votes

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Convenient store with Middle Eastern deli

Grocery/Bakery/Deli

This convenient store stocks standard needs such as bottled drinks and chips and Tylenol.

It also has a Middle Eastern deli that serves falafel, hummus and also veggie burgers and salads.

The baklava is vegan.

Added by conde.kedar on Feb 24 09 (last updated Sep 22 09)

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I was shopping at loon Deli around 4.00 pm and I herad the cook screaming and yelling at young guy and not saying anything. the cook didn't respect any of his customers or,the gentleman. the guy was walking away and I herad him saying thanks to the clerk. I was wondering if the cook normal or,not. < The cook looks crazy so,he needs to take anger classes management.
Notes: He needs to respect people and not screaming and yelling for no reason.
be nice.
be polite.
Thanks million.

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While the convenience store portion of Loon is pretty standard (and more than a bit trashy), I found the falafel and hummus here to be unusually tasty. The pita falafel sandwich ($5.34 with tax) was not only cheap, but perfectly filling. It didn't feel heavy at all and consists of four or five pieces of garlicky falafel, chopped lettuce and tomatoes, and tahini sauce. The pita was soft and didn't get chewy, and the falafel was crispy without being crunchy, if you know what I mean.

The price was great (cheaper than nearby Falafel King or Lyndale Grill and Grocery). It also wasn't burdened with over-sized chunks of zucchini or cauliflower, and ice-cold tahini sauce, like at Holy Land Deli. Loon Deli has an understated, simple touch to their falafel.

I am impressed with the food here (if not the grubbiness of the joint). While both of the cooks are friendly and talented, I find that I slightly prefer the falafel made by the bald gentleman who adds lots of fresh herbs to the mix; the other cook, a mustachioed gentleman, does a great job, but leaves out the herbs.

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Neighborhood

Uptown

Directions

On the southeast corner of Lyndale Avenue S and 25th St. The #4 bus stops right in front of it.

Wheelchair Accessible

Payment

  • American Express MasterCard Visa

Cuisines

  • American
  • Middle Eastern/Persian

Features

  • Outdoor Seating

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Hours

11am - 10pm

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