Oh Yeah…

March 25, 2006 at 12:43am By: Mr. T Posted in The Lincolnite Blog


Heaven on earth may exist….on the outskirts of downtown Lincoln. The newly-opened Jerusalem’s Bakery on 19th and “M” St. does robust business in various Mexican and Central American pastries. Actually they are not “newly-opened” but have relocated from a few blocks away to this new location. But this family operation does have a new, small, take-out only food service with various Middle Eastern style-fare (kubbe, falafel) as well as tamales, .75 cent flautas, and other Latino foods. The $1 fried empanadas are very tasty. They are homemade and filled with potatoes and other vegetables and a little beef. Four of these slices of heaven, with some hot dipping sauce, a complimentary side salad and a small horchata rice drink for another buck makes for a nice $5 comfort-food break/meal anytime of day. 

I should note that, Jerusalem’s is NOT a “restaurant.” There is no sit down space, the kitchen is tiny and lacks a lot of industrial restaurant equipment, and most of the staff members work in the bakery. The owners are very friendly as well. Its a small Mom and Pop place and you can expect a somewhat long wait if you are coming for the take-out service at the wrong time. But the wait is worth it for those tasty empanadas.

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swoof March 25, 2006 at 4:11am

Good stuff, Mr. T.  I’ve been meaning to cruise by there for awhile now.

beerorkid March 27, 2006 at 2:22pm

I stopped by after a bike ride and picked up a bunch of different baked goods.  Even some flan.

I need to check out their other stuff.  Horrible location, but nothing but praise from what I hear.

Mr. T March 28, 2006 at 12:50am

Ahh. Yes they have a number of different items at Jerusalem’s and some I like better than others. Think of it like an action movie or porno: you’ll want to skip the things you don’t like and head straight for the explosive ending. For me, that’s the freshly fried empanadas with hot sauce. I went back there on Saturday and had 6 of them.

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