NORTH PARK. A friend of mine recently told me about Mama’s Bakery. I had never been, but when I heard they specialized in Lebanese food, I knew I would be visiting soon. Mama’s Bakery is quite simply mouth-watering. Home made flat bread, hummus, baba ganouj, and falafels feature prominently on the menu, making this a spot that should not be missed! So thank you Andrew for the great suggestion!
I arrived hungry. I decided to order the Fool Mudamas over Hummus. The Fool Mudamas, a fava and garbanzo bean stew, arrived layered on top of a deep layer of hummus. Another bonus? The sides of flatbread (I saw them making it in the kitchen!) and pickled vegetables.
Mama’s Bakery flatbread is special. It was soft and still steaming when it arrived. I began enthusiastically dunking pieces of it into the Fool Mudamas and hummus. So delicious. There’s something special about home made hummus. It has so much more flavor than anything that can be bought in the store.
[caption id="attachment_2415" align="alignnone" width="640"] Fool Mudamas Over Hummus[/caption]
While eating the Fool Mudamas, I intermittently took a few moments to have some pickled vegetables. I particularly liked adding the olives to my flatbread, hummus, and Fool Mudamas!
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Next up, was the Fried Eggplant Wrap. A home made wrap encases fried eggplant, baba ghanouj, tomatoes, lettuce, parsley, and pickles. If only all places made home wraps. The best part about this wrap? Double eggplant! Fried eggplant plus baba ghanouj! Add in some parsley and pickles and you have a filling and tasty lunch or dinner!
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Mama’s Bakery has a cozy indoor seating area. The walls are painted green and red with plenty of wall hangings and pictures for customers to examine. I especially liked that the roof allows some of the natural sunlight to shine through.
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Mama’s Bakery also understands that San Diegans like to get their time outside. Patio tables with umbrellas are set up for those to enjoy their food.
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4237 Alabama Street
San Diego, CA 92104