Phoenicia Specialty Foods, Houston
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Excellent market with an incredible variety of food, nice and fresh take away meals, everything that you need when away home.
We love this place. It is a huge Mediterranean grocery store and it has delicious food, fabulous sweets, desserts and pastries. Also great appetizers. Love their kabobs.
Is this an upscale grocery, an urban bar, take out food bar? It's all these things, but mostly this is a fun place to check out. Great drinks are available from the bar, there are hot food counters, a... read more »
We received poor, but not terrible service at this restaurant. The music was way too loud and the food was meh. Definitely overpriced and not that great. We had the fried plantain, the butcher pizza, and fish and chickpea fries. The fries were fried in the same fryer as the fish, so they tasted fishy. The pizza was dry, had little sauce and cheese. The plantain was good though.
Have not grocery shopped here, but have eaten numerous times for lunch and come in for afternoon coffee. Anything you order over a counter is fresh and tasty. My lunch favorites are the croque madame and the octopus salad. It is worth a visit just to LOOK at the prepared salads, the color and variety are visually appealing. The sweet shop/bakery is a dream, great for an afternoon walk. Two wishes: 1) that they had more (and nicer) space for outdoor seating, it would serve them well 2) that they would install a tap water station with free water
Eduardo De La Cruz
This place is great and I love all the options for food available. I would suggest adding door people for this guest who have no idea what this concept is about. I asked the bartender how to get food and what to do, I then returned and sat at the bar and ordered a glass of wine. The following hour was guest after guest asking how this place works. Just something to think about. This is a great place to get a quick and cheap bite.
Upstairs has many things WF doesn't carry, and for almost all grocery items...the price is competitive or better. This is a fully stocked and full service super market; with TONS of kitchen ware, specialty food items from around the world, a full service cold and hot deli, desert case, coffee bar etc...They will brulee your creme brulee while you wait. It doesn't get better than that for customer service. It has many convenience foods and gluten free items also. If you go during the day you might get to see the freshly baked pita bread going down the conveyer belt. ( It starts on the second floor and travels to the first floor). They also have a full service bar and restaurant adjacent and free parking in the garage.
First I would like to say that I usually have a great experience at this location. However, today, June 30, 2016, I had a horrible experience. My wife went in to order two shawarma sandwiches but realized that we were charged for two shawarma platters (a little over $6 difference). When she went back in to inform the cashier of the mistake, the cashier was extremely defensive. Instead of being apologetic, the cashier basically said that she charged us according to the the ticket taped on the bag and it was not her fault. Its a fair statement, but no one was blaming the cashier. We simply wanted the situation rectified. The cashier called the manager three times to no avail. Luckily there was an assistant manager on his break that came to assist. After spending five minutes explaining the situation to the assistant manager, the "manager" showed up and got involved. The assistant manager and cashier spend another five minutes explaining the situation to the manager. We simply wanted to get a refund of the difference. But the situation just kept getting worse. The manager seem confused about what happened and couldn't wrap her head around it. After another five minutes of re-explaining the situation, the manager wanted my wife to go back through the line to get a new ticket from the back. It was around 12:00pm during the lunch rush when the line was extremely long. So how the manager decided to handle the situation was to have us go back through a long line that we had already been through, to get a new ticket, so they could refund the original wrong charge, and ring up the new correct tickets. We said no thanks, gave the food back, and just asked for full refund. Spent 45 minutes and ended up with no lunch. Thank you very much Phoenicia. I used to love coming to Phoenicia and ate here frequently during law school but will not be going back. I will also be venting to anyone and everyone who is willing to listen.
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