January 29, 2014

Local Eats in Orlando ~ Whitewood Mediterranean Grill

I'm usually not downtown during lunch too often, but when I am I'm always looking for something a bit causal over a sit down restaurant.  Whitewood Mediterranean Grill is right in the heart of down town making it an easy stop to grab some lunch.

The space is clean and has a nice modern feel to it. It's not a large restaurant and can get busy during the lunch crowd.  I like how they have taken this corner space and opened up the restaurant making it bright and airy.  It's a great spot for dining and people watching.  
WhiteWood Mediterranean Grill

WhiteWood Mediterranean Grill
I enjoy Mediterranean food and Whitewood offers up a nice selection of some tasty plates.  I find the platters to be large enough for Bryan & I to share.  All of the platters come with your choice of two sides.  There are about a dozen sides to choose from including Hummus and Tabouleh, and on our first visit we got a Falafel Wrap with a side of Baba Ghannouj.  The falafel was good, but I prefer it in pita bread to the wrap.  I also wish I had gotten the hummus over the Baba Ghannouj; while I thought I would branch out I found I should have stuck with the hummus as I found out Baba Ghannouj is just not something I like.
Falafel Wrap WhiteWood Mediterranean Grill
Falafel Wrap

Baba Ghannouj and Pita WhiteWood Mediterranean Grill
Baba Ghannouj & Pita Chips
For our second visit we got a Chicken and Steak Sharwarma Platter.  Everything was delicious and I liked all the offerings on our Platter.  The Hummus was tasty and I always enjoy a nice Greek Salad.
Steak and Chicken Shawarms WhiteWood Mediterranean Grill
Steak/Chicken Shawarma

I have found the folks working here to be friendly and helpful if suggestions are needed.  The food is flavorful and they have a nice selection of items from the Platters, to Authentic Wraps, Flatbreads and Paninis, Salads and Sides.  It's nice to have a Mediterranean option while dining downtown.