Pictured: Mujadara, hummus, veggie grape leaves and pita with carrot juice. Photo by Eriyah Flynn
I love Mazah. Maggie, the owner, has really made this place a piece of heaven for the vegan community. Vegan spinach fatayer? Check. Vegan baklava? Check. (call ahead to pre-order that). Although Mazah also serves animal based meals, the Mediterranean tradition of Lent lends itself favorably to plant eating people with an abundance of delicious options. They are currently building a new restaurant space and their new menu will be specifically listed to make accommodating the vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free communities with simple selections instead of forcing their customers to do creative thinking, manipulations of the menu options and ask for accommodation. They do recycle products and have predominantly transitioned from Styrofoam containers, with the exception of the soup container. They are happy to accommodate parties on Sundays for special occasions (graduation/ bridal/meetup group dinners etc. from 45 to 100 people) and have many other traditional vegan options not on the menu available upon request. Mazah is located at 1439 Grandview Ave. Columbus. Open Monday - Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday Eriyah’s Favorites: Sampler platter with veggie grape leaves, baba ghanoush, rice and hummus and vegan baklava.