Ali Baba is a straight-up Mediterranean Deli, featuring falafel, kebabs, beef shawerma, and a whole lot more. Owners Samir and Yasmeen Elzabidi are native Jordanians, and have brought the flavors of not just their home country but its entire region to this stylish venture on Daniel Island. There are a few more Western preparations like panini and wraps, but the traditional Levantine favorites are what really shine: fattosh (bread salad), foul madamas (a fava bean dip), and the brightest, most addictive hummus in the Lowcountry. The deli’s vivid orange walls with red and blue accents are a fitting match to bold, bright flavors of the food, and the big platters of lamb shanks, kibbi, or souvlaki with warm pita bread are perfect for a filling lunch. You don’t even need to say “open sesame” to unlock this trove of Mediterranean treasures.—Robert Moss Dish (Winter 2013)
Shawerma, hummus, falafel, plus a range of pita sandwiches, including the Greek-variants of gyros and souvlaki.
Features: Lunch, Dinner, Catering
Hours: L & D, daily.