• Sahara Cafe and Mediterranean Market

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Middle Eastern

Serves meat, vegan options available. Market and cafe offering some veg food like hummus, falafel, fava beans, tabouli, vegetable platters, and different salads. Open Mon-Sat 10:00am-8:00pm. Kitchen opens after 11am.

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5 Reviews

First Review by Super-Tofu


Points +30

19 Apr 2019

Most Authentic Mediterranean Food Around

Really enjoyed our food. The vegetarian menu was clearly marked. We were able to order our meals vegan. We will be back.

Pros: Easy ordering and food arrived quickly. , Prices were amazing!, Little market with the best pitas.



Points +26

01 Mar 2019

Excellent vegan food and excellent value

The falafel, baba ganoush, tabouli, and hummus are delicious and very reasonably priced. We get cravings for the food and just have to go there. The portions are filling. I enjoy eating at Sahara more than I do at any high priced restaurants.

Pros: Excellent food, Good value, Friendly staff, clean restaurant


Points +60

17 Sep 2013

We love Sahara!

Every once in a while, I get a craving for Sahara's falafel, and my husband knows there is nothing he can do to stop me. So we go and happily eat lunch. And all is well in the world. The end.

Pros: Falafel, Vegie Platter, Yummy food


Points +193

22 Dec 2012

Best Middle Eastern

While Sarasota is hardly a mecca of Middle Eastern food, Sahara offers a solid menu. We are regulars and rarely disappointed. Hummus and falafel lovers, don't miss this. Note, fresh pita arrives from a Tampa bakery on Tuesday and Friday. Whole grain pita usually in short supply, but worth asking for.

Pros: Consistent quality, Value, Friendly staff

Cons: Parking at lunch hour


Points +181

10 Oct 2008

Amazing hummus!

Sahara has the best hummus in all of Sarasota! They have a nice variety of veg*n options, and the food is always delicious and 100% authentic. They've got outstanding baba ghanoush, stuffed grape leaves, falafel, potatoes, and soups -- all vegan. Definitely worth the trip if you're craving Mediterranean food!

It can be difficult to find Sahara if you've never been there before -- they're in a tiny strip mall on Tamiami Trail between Bahia Vista St. and Sarasota High School. Keep your eyes peeled and you'll see it.

Pros: amazing food, friendly staff, clean

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