Avalon Pockets is a family owned and operated business located in the heart of downtown Avalon, Florida. Having a rich family history from Lebanese, Egyptian, Jordanian and Greek roots, we pride ourselves with recipes that was handed down to us from generation to generation since the medieval times all the way to the 21st century. Our goal, perhaps more than just to establish a business here in America, is to share this rich culinary tradition with the few (and hopefully more soon) Americans that graze our small but beautiful restaurant.
We’ve been in the restaurant business for the better part of 8 years now mostly confined to downtown Avalon in Orlando, Florida and we feel like we need to give you some great reasons why you should dine in our restaurant, Avalon Pockets or order online in case you don’t want to leave your house due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
So without further ado, here are 10 best reasons why you should dine at Avalon Pockets:
10. Avalon Pockets Serves Heart-Healthy Mediterranean Diet Dishes
We’ve discussed how the Mediterranean diet helps in preventing CVD (cardiovascular diseases) in our own blog section alone. There are dozens and dozens of other blog posts and peer-reviewed journals published in reliable websites that talk about this specific health benefit with regards to this diet. So just by coming in to dine at Avalon Pockets you’re already making a healthy choice! And who knows? If you become a regular patron here, you might even enjoy a bit of longevity while taking pleasure with every bite of your favorite meal. Yes, the Mediterranean diet is known to prolong people’s lives.
9. It’s Located in Downtown Avalon, Florida
This is for all of you who live near Avalon or in Orlando, Florida. Avalon Pockets is situated at the heart of Avalon Park and is surrounded by other restaurants, schools and parks. It’s also near residential areas, so if you live nearby, then it’s just a 5 – 10 minutes’ drive. It’s about 13 miles from Orlando and is easily accessible by any road. In case, you’re new in town, don’t hesitate to come visit our restaurant and enjoy authentic Mediterranean cuisines.
8. Their Menu is Known for Its Delicious Meals
Almost every dish offered in Avalon Pockets’ menu is very appealing to anyone’s taste. From their kababs to their hummus, from their falafel to their Greek gyros you will definitely savor every bite – and possibly come back for more! The Mediterranean cuisine is known throughout the world and is quite famous in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East and the reason why they are so widespread is simply because they’re delicious.
7. They Have Affordable Food Options
The price range found in Avalon Pockets menu is between $0.50 cents (the cheapest item) to $17.99 (Avalon Platter most expensive item), so you can be assured that even with just $20 in your pocket will go a long long way. You’ll be able to treat your entire family and friends with just a $50 budget! Avalon Pockets is one of the restaurants in Florida with the cheapest meals you can get. So what are you waiting for? Come visit us now!
6. There are Dozens of Meals, Side Dishes and Appetizers to Choose From
Whatever tickles your fancy, you can bet that Avalon Pockets has got you covered. Care for some baba ghanoush? How about a kibbeh (stuffed meatballs)? Or a tabouli salad? Maybe you’re famishing and want the big Avalon Platter or the Greek gyro? Don’t stop there because we’ve got a whole lot more to satiate your palate. You’ll definitely want to try the garlic chicken platter, the sumptuous meat kabobs/sheftalia lamb & beef platter!
5. It’s Very Easy to Order Online
Ordering food from Avalon Pockets website can be done with any mobile device, a laptop or a desktop computer. Just go to the “Order Online” page and select the foods you want to order and we will deliver it to your house within 30 minutes to 1 hour if you’re within the general Orlando area (it may take longer if you live further and the traffic conditions). Our delivery comes with the assurance that your food will still be warm when it gets to your door – and you can count on it.
4. Most of Their Food is Vegan-Friendly
Since Avalon Pockets capitalizes on the Mediterranean diet, more than two-thirds of their dishes are vegetable-based and are very healthy. In fact, they even have a menu specifically made for vegetarians and vegans in order to cater to this minority group. Dishes such as the avocado hummus, Greek salad, vegan platter, and strawberry-banana smoothie are just among the treats that you can eat at this restaurant.
3. You Get to Enjoy Your Meal and Every Health Benefit that Comes with It
If you want to find evidence on how good the Mediterranean diet is for your health, then look no further than reviewing our blog section – we’ve placed a lot of useful information there for you to digest. As mentioned before, Avalon Pockets’ menu is mostly the Lebanese version of the Mediterranean diet with some Greek and Italian additions to it as well. So you’re not only coming to our restaurant to enjoy your meal, but also improve your overall health and well-being! But even consuming all our healthy meals is not enough; you need to adopt the Mediterranean lifestyle also.
2. The Health Benefits Mentioned Here are Backed by Science
Did you know that the Mediterranean diet is considered by many experts as the healthiest diet in the world? Well, don’t just take our word for it, do your own research to find out for yourself. We have plenty of articles on this site’s blog section talking about the scientific studies done on this eating pattern and the researchers concluded that the Mediterranean diet can help reduce the risks of CVD, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and even certain cancers. We’ve even placed links to reliable sources about the information we share here, so if you have time, then do read more about it on our blog.
1. At Avalon Pockets, You’ll be Eating Authentic Mediterranean Cuisines
Not all restaurants that promise you authentic Mediterranean cuisines deliver on their word, but you can be assured that we here at Avalon Pockets serve only REAL Mediterranean dishes that our family inherited from our ancestors for more than 500 years now. We have witnessed the incredible health benefits of the Mediterranean diet first hand! In fact, some of our family members have lived to a ripe age of 90 years old and above who had enjoyed their lives along the Mediterranean shores. So we guarantee you that we know our stuff by heart.