Things We Love: Nazareth Restaurant & Deli

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

This place cracks me up. It’s housed in what obviously used to be a Chili’s, it’s practically in the middle of nowhere on the North Side, and yet it offers some of the best Middle Eastern cuisine in town. Go there for the crispy falafel that’s green inside (that color means it’s full of fresh herbs), mouth-numbingly spicy chicken shawarma, super-soft pita and exceptionally creamy hummus. Oh, and take note of the upside-down Yuengling poster over the bar, the permanent Christmas tree and the awesome picture of a teddy bear on a toilet that hangs in the women’s restroom.