Located in a former Quiznos on busy Eureka Way (aka Highway 299w) in Redding, Anthony’s Mediterranean Food is not your typical northstate road food.
Featuring a menu packed with mainly Greek delights, Anthony caters to those looking for authentic cuisine. The menu boasts such items as Zaatar Manakeesh, Tabouli Salad, Babaganouj & pita, Beef or Vegetarian Dolma, and of course, Baklava.
But for me, the main thing to enjoy from Anthony’s is the Lamb Gyros, like the one below. I fell in love with tasty Gyros years ago during an extended stay in a Greek neighborhood in Chicago. Since then I’ve had more than my share of California Gyros that didn’t even come close. I was thrilled to see a real vertical broiler in use at Anthony’s, since that’s a requirement for the real thing that you don’t always see. The super fresh Hummus and salad with Kalmata olives and Feta cheese rounds out the plate.
The lovely Karry picked Chicken and Kefta (beef) Kabobs served on rice.
Anthony’s is a family run business, and the owner also runs the Greek Shack across town on Hartnell, and Xanders on Churn Creek. You have to admire their entrepreneurial spirit and optimism. But its not just their enthusiasm, they are relying on seriously good and fresh food to perform the magic.
For a state that often declares it has a Mediterranean Climate, California sure doesn’t seem to have enough Mediterranean food. The benefits of a Mediterranean diet are well known. Get some here. I didn’t find a website for them, but there is an Anthony’s Facebook page you can like.
Thanks Anthony’s, you’re Really Redding.