At a Glance

Al-Baghdadi: Manakish On Demand

Monday, April 1, 2013

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The Pitch

Many places were closed on Easter Monday, so we decided to go to one of our regular spots, Al-Baghdadi.  This Middle Eastern bakery and shisha café, popular with the Concordia student crowd, serves solid manakish (a.k.a. Armenian pizzas) and sweet pastries.

The Food

"Made-to-order" is what we like about Al-Baghdadi.  The baker will roll out the dough on demand, add the toppings then slide it in their clay oven, as opposed to the neighboring Al-Taib and Arouch, where everything is prepared ahead of time and merely heated through on order.

Zaatar & Cheese Man'ousheh

$3,  rating:  so-so

You really need to eat this man'ousheh quick, otherwise the zaatar half will dry up.

Sujouk (Spicy Beef) Man'ousheh

$3.50,  rating:  classic

"with extra cheese".  This has become our favorite man'ousheh in town.

The Verdict

We recommend Al-Baghdadi as a quick-bite or take-out option, provided you're willing to wait for the longer preparation time.  The upstairs sitting area is a little drab and the service can use some improvement, so we normally wouldn't sit for an extended period of time unless we were craving some shisha and mint tea.

tagged  solid

Price per person:  $6.25

Al-Baghdadi

1624 Lincoln Av.
H3H 1G9
514-937-9777
albaghdadi.ca

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