Sindbad's Cafe and Market

Twin Cities, Minnesota

Closed as of Jun 1 09

2528 Nicollet
Minneapolis, Minnesota


3.4 / 7 votes

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A middle-eastern market, deli, bakery, and restaurant

Restaurant, Grocery/Bakery/Deli

Sinbad's has a variety of veg-friendly foods, including grape leaves, falafel, hummus, several salads, and various soups, rice dishes, and more. Even better, the lunch buffet is usually at least half-vegan, and it's inexpensive to boot.

The bakery case contains a number of vegan delicacies, so just ask the always-helpful owners what's in each item, and you're all set.

Added by Dave Rolsky on Mar 7 03 (last updated Aug 20 10)

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This place is really cheap and really good! The baba ganush appetizer is enough for a meal, in my opinion. It's not large, but it's flavorful and too much of it would likely leave you feeling sick anyway. The folks I was with got the buffet and left feeling full and feeling a little sick a few minutes later - we suspect the olive oil is at the root of that. It's great, but moderation seems to be the key. The buffet doesn't have a lot in the way of vegetarian selection - hummos, cucumbers and tomatoes, pita, tabouli, stuffed grape leaves, lentil soup (excellent!), and seasoned rice with apricots.

I was told that they don't use honey, eggs, or dairy in any of the items that were in the bakery case today - could be a fluke or it could just be the way they do things. I got to try baklava for the first time ever and it was good!

Their Falafel sandwich is a bargain at only $4 - it tastes great and really fills me up! The Fava Bean appetizer is really good, they heat it up and serve it with pita bread.

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they have my favorite spinach pies in town, whose filling is an addicting blend of spinach, onion, sumac, and olive oil (and probably others). the french feta cheese is a perfect complement to the spinach pie, if you are so inclined. the tabouli and grape leaves are of varying, average quality, depending on how recently they appear to have been prepared. the grocery section is nothing special, but handy to have there if you live in the area. it's also nice to support what is clearly a family-run operation.

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Eat Street (Nicollet)


Wheelchair Accessible


$ - inexpensive


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  • Middle Eastern/Persian



9am - 9pm

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