// Location845 Forest Ave.
Portland, ME 04103
// HoursOpen 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily
// Price Range$
// Cuisine Type Middle Eastern,
// Features Lunch,
// AT A GLANCE
Ameera Bread serves up its prized breads and hummus, along with other Middle Eastern appetizers and sandwiches, in a hard-to-see storefront on a busy stretch of Forest Avenue near Baxter Woods. There’s a sandwich board on the sidewalk to announce the bakery, but the storefront itself is set back about 50 feet and hard to see if you’re driving by at 30 miles an hour. A second location is in the Public Market House in downtown Portland. A kufta sandwich ($6.99) features a lamb and spices mixture grilled in long strips. The lamb is stuffed in a rolled piece of naan bread, along with tomatoes, lettuce and onions. The counter and coolers are filled with items like baba ghanoush (eggplant spread), stuffed grape leaves, and makdos (baby eggplant stuffed with nuts). There's sammoon bread ($3.99 for four pillow-shaped loaves) and containers of garlic hummus ($3.99), drizzled with rich olive oil. Other sandwiches include falafel (deep fried balls of crushed chickpeas) for $5.99, and a beef or chicken gyro for $6.99.