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Phoenicia Specialty Foods

1001 Austin St, Houston, TX 77010-3005
+1 832-360-2222
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Persian, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1001 Austin St, Houston, TX 77010-3005
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you want to have a fun adventure while in Houston, visit one of the many multi-cultural grocery stores! Although it is believed Phoenicia Specialty Foods began years ago to fulfill the needs of immigrants from Greece, and other parts of the Mediterranean, this store...More

1  Thank Brittrob
Reviewed 6 days ago

Good food, a nice environment to get together with friends, and it offers free parking in downtown Houston which is a huge plus. The food is fresh and delicious.

1  Thank AndyB0810
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by while visiting a friend. Only planned to pick up a soda but left a hundred dollars later. Had lots of great food in the deli and hard to find foods from other countries. Stop in and see. Great place.

1  Thank daneil g
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want Greek Cheese, Bulgarian Feta, Romanian spring water, lamb meat, Baklava and good bread, go there. Great selection.

1  Thank cesi100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Phoenicia Specialty Foods is a tremendous place to browse and purchase unique foods from around the globe. Mediterranean specialties are cooked fresh daily and the spice selection is fabulous. We buy extra lean ground beef from their butcher, kibbi, baklava, and pita bread every trip....More

1  Thank Traveling007Texan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is specialty market with places to eat their offerings on premises. They have happy hours also, we were just passing through.

1  Thank Mulligans5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wish I would have found this place sooner. There were a ton of options for vegans and vegetarians alike. I had some hummus, a salad, and baklava. In a land of steak houses, this was a gem.

1  Thank Lynne T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the heart of downtown Houston, a complete marketplace, friendly, affordable (at least for us from Massachusetts). Delicious food. Prepared meals, snacks, fresh foods, extremely friendly and helpful staff.

1  Thank mash1982
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is just one of many reasons Houston is so fantastic! There are so many delicious treats here waiting to be tasted! The bathrooms are pretty darn nice, too!

1  Thank Mariam K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a large selection of prepared foods. we were there at lunch time and it appeared that a lot of the locals stop in there and grab lunch. We didn't eat anything because the lines were too long! but it all looked so good. They...More

1  Thank 828heather
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Is it wheelchair friendly? I'm trying to find easy in & out lunch places to take 90 yr old grandma. Thank you
4 June 2017|
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Response from Traveling007Texan | Reviewed this property |
The answer is yes. There are stairs but an elevator is available. Some of the rows are narrow but you should be able to get along fine. The employees are very helpful and will assist you with anything you may need.
dhava p
Dis restaurant has buffet?
19 April 2017|
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Response from Adultfamily | Reviewed this property |
In deli department, you can select items and there is seating to eat at the store.
Rock Z
Do they have parking?
20 December 2016|
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Response from Glen S | Reviewed this property |
The building has a parking garage and they have free parking. You must park in the designated areas for Phonecia. Its well marked and should not be a problem. You can also park on the street but you may have to feed the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Austin St, Houston, TX 77010-3005
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 832-360-2222
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