Ephesus Mediterranean Grill located at 510 S Mason Road attempts to transport you, at least in culinary terms, to Ephesus, Turkey. Ephesus is a historic city in Turkey known for its historic sites, particularly its huge collection of Roman ruins. This authentic family owned Turkish restaurant serves tasty, fresh, quality food typical to Turkey. Our group enjoyed the humus, the mixed grill with filet mignon and gyro, the chicken kebob, and the grilled vegetable plate. This will not be our last visit to Ephesus!
My family enjoys coming together and trying all types of foods. We often visit different Mediterranean-style restaurants and recently took home dinner from the Phoenicia Specialty Foods Market on Westheimer Road. What a fantastic, fun place to shop!
Not only is there a wide selection of meats, cheeses, and produce, but they also have a beautiful bakery section that includes everything from chocolate chip cookies to eclairs to several types of baklava.
Phoenicia offers many hard-to-find food items from different countries and boasts an extremely large and unique selection of grains, beans and spices.
Their fresh-baked pita and 10-grain bread lasted the whole week for sandwiches and morning toast.
Jonathan ate pita with delicious homemade labne for breakfast several days in a row!
Phoenicia Specialty Foods
12141 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77077
Hours of operation:
Mon – Sat: 8 AM – 9 PM
Sun: 8 AM – 7 PM
Do you like raw milk, fresh cheese and handmade soaps? If so, you need to check out these local goat farms that offer all of the above. Many of them also will give you a tour of their facilities with advance notice, which may be both fun and educational for the family!
Proverbs Farm and Soap Shoppe
12403 County Road 280
Alvin, Texas 77511
Offers fresh goats milk, cheese, yogurt, kefir and handmade soap, cream and lotion.
Lonesome Doe Nubians and Nubian Soaps
550 Dogwood Road
Cleveland, Texas 77328
A large variety of goats milk soaps.
Tarkington Prairie Little Dairy on the Prairie
Fresh or frozen raw goats milk.
Green Acres Goats Farm
Raw goats milk and cheese.
Anala Goat Company
15501 Alton Road
Beasley, Texas 77417
Raw goats milk, kefir, whey, chevre, ricotta, feta and handmade goats milk soap.
26373 W Brooks Road
Pasteurized and raw goats milk, chevre, ricotta, yogurt, kefir, chocolate milk (one pound of ground chocolate per gallon!). Natural goats milk soaps, balms, lip balms, mother and baby products, body sprays, bath salts, soy candles.
Blue Heron Farm
Field Store Community, Texas
Chevre (plain, spicy mediterranean, chipotle blend, green goddess, breakfast spread), feta, cajeta (Mexican goats milk caramel).
20158 Bauer Hockley Road
Tomball, Texas 77377
Grade A goats milk, kefir and yogurt.
New Caney, Texas 77357
Grade A chevre (plain, garlic/oregano, dillicious, herbs de Provence, spicy chipotle, French herbs), feta, cheddar, havarti, brie, kefir, goats milk, yogurt (drinkable vanilla and blueberry). Also, goats milk soap.
Theesfelds Purebred Nubian Dairy Goats & Handmade Soaps
14914 Pin Cherry Drive
Tomball, Texas 77377
Variety of handmade soaps and raw goats milk.
I love Mediterranean food, and Shish Kabob Cafe does not disappoint!
With its generous portions and casual atmosphere, my husband and I enjoy this restaurant. I ordered the yummy, garlicky Chicken Showarma Plate, and Jonathan ordered the $5.99 Gyro Wrap and a Coke Special. Everyone is extremely friendly. We were comfortable bringing Baby there – she loved the hummus! For dessert we shared several pieces of baklava, and I tried the hot saffron tea (delish!).
Go get your Mediterranean fix today:
Shish Kabob Cafe
Persian & Mediterranean Cuisine
19965 Katy Freeway off S. Fry Road, Houston, TX, 77094 (next to Target)
Monday-Saturday: 11-9:30 PM; Sunday: 11-7 PM