Share this story

St. George Releases Menu for Their 40th Annual Middle Eastern Food Festival

St. George Releases Menu for Their 40th Annual Middle Eastern Food Festival

St. George’s 40th Annual Middle Eastern Food Festival will be held from Thursday, Sept. 22 through Saturday, Sept. 24. Hours of operation for dine-in and take-out are 10:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. and drive-thru hours are 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Pickup orders can be placed online at www.saintgeorgeonline.org. Delivery is also available for orders over $100. 

For deliveries within 5 miles of St. George, place order online at www.saintgeorgeonline.org and elect to have food delivery service. This service is available 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. each day of the festival. For deliveries outside of 5 miles of St. George, call 205-492-9621 or email foodorders@saintgeorgeonline.org. This service is only available Thursday and Friday of the festival between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Orders must be placed Wednesday, Sept. 21 for Thursday lunch delivery or Thursday, Sept. 22 for Friday lunch delivery.

The menu includes homemade Middle Eastern foods such as baked kibbee, stuffed grape leaves, falafel, meat pies, spinach pies, and hummus. The sweet booth will also include a wide variety of Middle Eastern pastries such as mamoul, hareeseh, kaak, and baklava. Homemade zalabieh (Arabic doughnuts), booza (Arabic ice cream), and Arabic coffee will also be available. 

Guided church tours will be available from Thursday, Sept. 22 through Saturday, Sept. 24. Vendors will feature hand-carved olive wood from the Holy Land, Byzantine icons and literature, glass jewelry made from the church’s original stained glass, and St. George Church’s cookbook, Our Favorite Recipes.

Entertainment will be available throughout the weekend including performances from a live band as well as performances of cultural dancing from the kids of the parish. 

St. George is a parish of the Melkite Diocese of Newton, MA; a nationwide diocese of around 50 parishes, missions, and outreaches. The church is the only Melkite Church of Antioch in Alabama. For nearly 100 years, St. George has had an integral presence in Birmingham. St. George is located in the heart of Southside at 425 16th Avenue South. For more information, visit  www.saintgeorgeonline.org.