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Saladelia Cafe + Catering

4.4

3604 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 489-5776
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Photo of Oceanthebartender Oceanthebartender
Nov 25, 2023 5

I love this restaurant and I make sure to go every time I'm in town. If you like Lebanese type food, they have some of the best recipes in the world. I def recommend this place to travelers and locals. The spanicoputa is not as good as it was a decade ago, but the salads are fresh, and it is a scratch kitchen. I recommend salmon, grape leaves, fatosh, taboule, the pita and the humus. They have an incredible bakery, and the baklava is also great. I love the lemon bar and the blonde the most but the salted caramel brownie is also delicious. The lemonade is made fresh but not overly sweetened.

Photo of Keosha Brumant Keosha Brumant
Oct 27, 2023 5

Food was delicious! Would definitely recommend! A lot of vegan options ❤️!

Photo of Liz Templeton Liz Templeton
Oct 16, 2023 5

Absolutely the perfect place for a lunch. In an unexpected location just off of 15/501 it is still convenient to shopping but somehow feels secluded. The patio is a really nice touch and is always clean and cozy. I almost always get the Turkey pesto wrap but the chicken souvlaki is also great and the selection of small items is amazing. It's a Durham staple for me! Update for new location! I actually love the convenience of the new location and the patio size is really nice! The food is still just as delicious and the staff is friendly and fast as always!

Photo of Clinton Jernigan Clinton Jernigan
Oct 6, 2023 4

The food was pretty awesome and reasonably priced. My only complaint was the Felafel was a touch but dry. Outside dining is great. Service was fast and convenient. They don't take cash though. Cards only.

Photo of Joy Unspeakable Joy in 2019 Joy Unspeakable Joy in 2019
Aug 26, 2023 3

The food is great - I had the Chicken Shawarma. The evening staff (white and black girl) can be a bit rude. The white girl was handling a customer's phone at the register because his gift card wasn't working, and it was on his phone. When she was done with him, she went to reach for my food. I asked her to let the other girl get the food since she had just finished at the register and was handling a customer's phone. She became offended, and I explained to her that she had just finished handling a customer's mobile phone, and I'm uncomfortable with her handling my food without first washing her hands. She became offended again, and I said, "I think it's a reasonable and standard practice at a restaurant to wash your hands between handling cash or other objects, and then handling food. Mobile phones harbor a lot of germs." She then went to wash her hands and put on gloves while the black girl scooped my hummus. Then, the white and black girl arrived at the station where the food was at the same time and the white girl threw her hands up in the air with her palms spread as if to gesture, "I'm not touching it." I just shook my head at her passive agressiveness. The black girl steps in any other time when someone is having an issue, but she remained silent this time and gave me the vibe that she was annoyed by my request as well. Restaurant people can be so nasty and are likely the reason that many of us end up with a cold and have no idea how we caught it. They need to remember that they aren't at home making their own food. They're making other people's food and should take cautionary measures to not spread germs. This has been my expectation both before the pandemic and today. Whether it's "C", the flu, or the common cold, it's all the same to me in that it throws off your life and makes you feel miserable for three weeks.

Photo of TJ McCourt TJ McCourt
Aug 5, 2023 5

Absolutely delicious, fresh, and reasonably priced food. Saladel!a is my go-to spot when I’m looking for something light & refreshing, and they’ve got plenty of options for heartier entrees too. It’s my favorite spot for Mediterranean food in Durham! They’ve also got a full coffee bar, smoothies, salads, and baked goods. And they do it all so well! So thrilled that we found this place! It’s a regular for us now. (Also, their outdoor seating is wonderful if you want to bring your dog with you out to eat!)

Photo of Jenna Jenna
Aug 5, 2023 5

Fantastic place for a late afternoon lunch. I was very satisfied with my greek chicken wrap. Can't wait to come back and explore their variety of coffee and tea drinks and desserts.

Photo of Rose Rose
Jul 26, 2023 3

The previous Saladelia location was a friendly place where you meet a friend for coffee/food or order online with curbside delivery. The new location is the opposite. It seems like the focus is on catering and not customers or casual dining. The location is difficult to get to and the only seating is outside. There are not a lot of parking spaces with none marked for online order pickup. I ordered online yesterday and checked the box for curbside pickup but ended up going inside to get my order. The food was okay but not great. There are other Mediterranean restaurants in the area that have indoor seating and curbside pickup so pretty sure that Saladelia won’t be getting any repeat business from me.

Photo of Heather Miller Heather Miller
Jul 23, 2023 5

All in all good experience. Walking in the atmosphere is very clean and tidy. The cashier was very friendly and helped find what I was looking for on the menu. I appreciate the fact that she acknowledged I was kind of in a rush and got my food out pretty quickly. I ordered the Greek salad no chickpeas add olives and add grilled chicken Togo. I was a little frustrated that the pita points were very well done but I’m assuming they’re supposed to replicate croutons. The salad came in the circular bowl pictured I didn’t love that I had to disassemble and cut everything then reassemble but it was well worth it. The salad is very tasty, fresh, and flavorful. The vinaigrette that came with the salad is delicious. I am a very satisfied customer and will be back to try a sandwich soon. My total was about 16$. This was a dinner salad so very reasonably priced.

Photo of Nancy Williams Nancy Williams
Jul 19, 2023 4

I think the food here is great. However, I think it's best to think of this place as a take out place. They no longer have indoor seating and on a really hot and humid day, it's not pleasurable to eat outside even in the shade of the tent. I have the good a 5 but atmosphere a 3.