Yesterday S. and I had doctor's appointments, the initial consultations to get us set up with our new family practice. Along with the transportation logistics and everything else, there was a gap between the appointments just brief enough that it didn't seem worthwhile to go back to work, so we scouted around the area for lunch. It's not the most attractive part of the world -- shopping centers and strip malls predominate, and we figured we would be settling for Chipotle. But lo and behold, we found Abba's Market instead. It's a Glatt kosher restaurant serving traditional European Jewish foods like matzo ball soup and plenty of Israeli dishes, too. It has an attached deli and an adjunct Chinese (!) food kitchen that serves the same dining area, and the Orthodox community nearby clearly knows and appreciates it.
I don't know why I can't find any fuller profiles of it online -- is it actually that obscure? I can't imagine that it would be, especially because of what took our breath away: the pita bread. They bake their own, and it is fluffy, slightly tangy, and hands down the best I have ever had. In the middle of the day, it seems that the baker just bakes and bakes and bakes and bakes them, tossing them onto the counter until they are three deep all the way along. You can buy them by the sack, I believe. Alas, no camera and so no picture this time; I'll try to take one when I go back for my full physical in May. (I'm afraid I might be too shy, though, to do it until I've been there a few more times.)
Abba's Market & Grill
13937 Cedar Rd
(That is, in Cedar Center)
South Euclid, OH