Friday, January 18, 2013

Frugal Floozie Friday - Star's Cafe

Craig and I went out to lunch over the weekend at the lovely Star's Cafe, today's Frugal Floozie Friday feature. We ate very well within our mandatory $5 per person budget, with many fresh, flavorful options to choose from.

I picked from among the vegetarian sandwiches, and selected the one stuffed with grape leaves, hummus, tabbouli, lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles (pictured above). Bright and lemony, it was unique and delicious; and it cost only $4.75 for a foot-long feast.

Craig chose the Shish Kafta sandwich - which also cost $4.75 - filled with ground lamb, onions, parsley, tomatoes, pickles, and hummus. He asked if he could also get a schmear of garlic sauce; any extra sauce costs just 50 cents. We also shared an order of exceptionally crisp, excellent fries for only $1.99.

Other options that fit within our budget would be hummus and baba ghannouj (small - $3.95, medium - $4.95), falafel for $3.95, and several salads from $2.95-$3.95 (garden, fattoush, Greek, tabbouli).

Most of the sandwiches cost $4.75, soups cost $2.75, and spinach or meat pies are a mere $2.25.

Star's Cafe also offers a variety of hot and cold drinks that all fit nicely within the Frugal Floozie Friday budget - smoothies, fresh juices, teas, and coffees. Traditional Middle Eastern pastries are available for $1 or less; and homemade baked goods are another temptation.

For friendly service, good food, and great value, Star's Cafe is a fabulous choice!

Star's Cafe
2575 Jackson Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday: closed

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Unknown said...

I love that Frugal Floozie Friday is still going strong. Just goes to show that there truly are a ton of places where you can stretch your dollar!

Cranberry Morning said...

I'm headin' over to Star's Cafe and I'm ordering what you did. That sounds so fresh and delicious! Have a wonderful weekend, Mary.♥

Jean | said...

Mary, I'm not going to be happy now till I have one of those vegetarian sandwiches! Might have to whip up some hummus and tabbouli today and pick up some grape leaves. My sister-in-law makes stuffed grape leaves for special occasions.

Robin said...

I love a good sandwich place. It is getting harder and harder to find one that is $5 and under. It used to be pretty easy... now, not so much. Ah well. It is good that Michiganders have you to sniff out the Hot Spots.

BTW, I did dedicate something to you on the HERE'S TO YOU MONDAY post. I figure you missed it or hated it. I am going optimistic and choosing missed it;)

Chris said...

Oh my, Alexis would go NUTS over this first one. She is a freak for hummus and tabouli, everything else is just bonus.

Candace said...

I'm going to have to stay a month to fit in every place that I want to eat while I'm there. I might have to hit this place twice....once for your choice and once for Craig's. Both look amazing! And what a deal!

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