Mediterranean Deli

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 23 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Takeout, Restaurant
80% of 5 votes say it's Celiac friendly

410 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 Directions

(919) 967-2666
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    5 ratingJuly 09, 2017

    Delicious gryo-style pizza made on their gluten-free pita. Lots of gluten-free dessert options.

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    1 ratingJanuary 10, 2017

    For a restaurant that makes so much of their gluten free pita, their staff is grossly under trained. When we asked the person at the register for a gluten free menu, she replied that she hadn't seen it in a while, and couldn't find it after asking several of her collegues. We spoke to a different employee at the register and asked her dish by dish what was gluten free. She quickly became exasperated, and when asked if the marinated kabobs were gluten free, she responded, "Yes, it's beef!" When we got our food, it arrived with the wrong hummus and we went back up to the counter to point it out. The same woman from before was still irritated and didn't say anything as she loaded a to-go container with the gluten free hummus we had ordered. I think the food here is delicious, but they obviously are not concerned with the safety of their Celiac guests.

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    2 ratingJanuary 03, 2017

    They make a lot of effort to label things as gluten free, get GF certification for their pita, have many options, etc. But then most of their food is displayed deli-style, with no segregation between things with and without gluten. I ended up with regular couscous in my supposedly gluten-free taboulleh. Skip this place until they figure out cross contamination.

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    3 ratingDecember 19, 2016

    Med Deli was one of my favorites pre-celiac but I was pretty disappointed with the experience when we went back...nothing was marked on the menu (though I hear it was marked in the case, that's good to know) and when we asked at the counter the server didn't really tell us what was gluten free. They say on one menu that the fatayer dough can be gluten free, but say nothing about what fillings can be gluten free! Then my husband gave up and ordered a salad but they brought him the wrong one. Worth going to get the pita bread but if it's busy and the server isn't knowledgeable it's pretty frustrating.

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    5 ratingJune 12, 2016

    Lots of choices and even desserts. Everything was labeled! Cabbage rolls and veggie lentil salad were great!

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    4 ratingApril 11, 2016

    The food is delicious and cheap which is great but I don't always feel safe eating at Med Deli. Ordering is a rushed process and I'm not always confident they got my order right. I have eaten here multiple times and I have only been sick once. Ordering from the deli case is easy because everything is labeled but I usually stick with a Greek salad.

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    5 ratingMarch 30, 2016

    Amazing food and delicious gf pita bread! You can even buy frozen pita bread in their market next door

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    3 ratingJanuary 30, 2015

    Generally I've found them great with labeling, but had a bad experience at an event I attended in their back room where something was mislabeled. I wound up eating a ton of an appetizer made on regular wheat flour bread. Good reminder to always double check at a place that is not exclusively gf. It was an honest mistake, but I do wish they had taken it a little more seriously when I brought it to their attention-- although I guess what could anyone do at that point after the fact?

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    5 ratingJanuary 07, 2015

    Excellent gf pitas!

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    5 ratingSeptember 13, 2014

    Lots of gf options, gf pitas, clearly labeled

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    3 ratingAugust 02, 2014

    Lots of gluten free options, marked in the deli case, but staff was haphazard about it....delivered all GF plates with regular pita.

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    5 ratingJuly 30, 2014

    Great pita. Lots of gluten free options. Highly recommend. Can be a very busy place.

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    2 ratingApril 05, 2014

    Updated review. Had to take off two stars not because they messed up our last two orders, but because of the horrendous customer service we received. They were angry and downright unkind. FAIL. even though I love their food, I won't ever go back. Omg. The GF fatayer is to die for. And kids love dipping with GF pita. You need to ask for it, since they always keep it frozen. Get some hot and get a bag to take home.

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    5 ratingFebruary 15, 2014

    My best friend was so excited to take me here b/c it's her favorite place AND Celiac friendly. Falafel on gfree pita is really yummy with no additional cost. Other dishes and sides are clearly labeled and very good!

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    5 ratingAugust 16, 2013

    Lunch was cheap and awesome!!!!! Highly recommend.

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    5 ratingMay 14, 2013

    Favorite restaurant! Everything in the deli case is clearly marked gluten free and staff is knowledgeable.

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    5 ratingMay 04, 2013

    Just had lunch and enjoyed the gluten free pita. It was also great that the young man at the register was very knowledgable about what had gluten on the menu.

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    5 ratingFebruary 01, 2013

    Wow, they have really expanded their options! They even make a GF tabbouleh with quinoa. GF pitas are not bad, and they had a GF chocolate cake. Lots of clearly labeled options.

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    5 ratingJuly 14, 2012

    a long time favorite in downtown Chapel Hill. reasonable prices for great food. very casual atmosphere. lots of things come w/ pita bread on the plate, so be sure to tell them no pita. if you can't find parking on the street, park behind the deli in a lot on rosemary st.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu


  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
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Items in deli case are marked gluten free
middle eastern food: eat in and take out
buy deli case items by the pound

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