Mediterranean and Moroccan food offered under one roof

Finding fresh authentic food can be difficult — Palm Palace gives good reason to try something new and local.

Providing the best food is their number one priority, said CEO Mustafa Dakroub.

“Fresh chickpeas are the only way we make our hommus, most places use canned,” Dakroub said. “Our food is authentic — our saying is ‘real fresh, real good.”

Vegetables are shipped daily from local vendors and all the meat they use is kosher.

“Nothing here comes from a can,” Dakroub said.

Accompanying the authentic and unique food is the Dewaniya sitting area — the most notable design component of the restaurant.

It is the perfect place for people to meet up and socialize at the end of the day, Dakroub said.

The area is filled with plush seating, copper tables and colors of turquoise and blues, with hints of gold.

“You really don’t feel like you are in Michigan when you are there,” said Erin Katz, an Oakland University student.

With an already extensive menu and décor to match, Palm Palace has raised the bar by adding Moroccan cuisine. Similar to Mediterranean, Moroccan food has a little more kick to it due to the spices used.

Palm Palace offers many dishes, retail items, carryout services, catering and exceptional service from their team, so it is no surprise this restaurant was the winner of the Best of Detroit Award, two years in a row.

Their menu offers an array of salads, sandwiches and other entrees. They even offer combo and party trays for larger events.

Conveniently located at the corner of University Drive and North Squirrel Road, it is easy to use carry out services on the way to class, grab a chicken shwarma sandwich or an order of stuffed grape leaves.

OU students recieve a 10 percent discount with presentation of their school ID.

Palm Palace is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.  They offer carry out, catering and a value menu.

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