Stomachs only growl when they're hungry or preparing to bite the hand that keeps tickling them. Tame the beast within with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $14 worth of Greek and Turkish fare at Agora Mediterranean Kitchen in West Palm Beach.
Nestled within an imported-goods grocery store, Agora’s quaint café sates Mediterranean hankerings with a menu populated with fresh and authentic Greek and Turkish specialties. Exercise mandibles with a falafel salad ($6.95) or a greek garden mixture ($6.95) bedecked with cucumbers, feta cheese, and grape leaves stuffed with Trojan horses. Fingers can wrap themselves around a quartet of freshly pressed paninis, including a vegetarian-friendly phalange filler that teems with grilled vegetables, fragrant basil, and garlic olive oil ($5.95). For dessert, dive spoon-first into a homemade helping of baked rice pudding ($5), or count the layers on a slice of walnut and pistachio baklava ($5) to determine the age of the phyllo dough. Diners can indulge in Mediterranean culinary bliss within the café’s walls or place a to-go order and feast at home.
Agora Mediterranean Kitchen
With its colorful, mosaic-style Turkish plates suspended on the wall, gilded evil-eye talismans, and ornate iron chandeliers with golden leaves hanging from wooden rafters, Agora Mediterranean Kitchen makes diners feel as if they’re sitting in a Turkish eatery on the shores of the Mediterranean. It further impresses with brightly colored murals and bold patterned rugs spread under certain tables.
The food also captures the spirit of Turkey with its selection of cold and hot mezes, such as falafel and hummus, and its grilled entrees, such as doner kebab—a dish made of roasted meat that is commonly found at fast-food stands in Europe. Those who want to take a bit of Turkey home with them no longer have to go to the library to tear it out of the atlas; instead, they can choose from an assortment of to-go teas, coffees, and snacks.