Casualfood launches spicy concept Levante at Mainz train station

GERMANY. Travel restaurateur casualfood has debuted a Middle East cuisine concept named Levante at Mainz train station.

Levante offers an array of culinary highlights from the Arabian Peninsula, from mezze to makali and falafel to shawarma.

Levante embraces the slogan ‘Spice up your day’, which reflects the concession’s Middle East cuisine offer

The brand owner said the concept “meets all of the expectations of today’s consumers”, with its healthy, diverse, tasty and sustainable food options. Staple dishes contain lots of vegetables and little meat, are often vegetarian or vegan and will always be freshly prepared on site.

A wide variety of oriental spices are used to guarantee authentic flavour.

An intricate star anise design features in the Levante logo

All dishes, from breakfast to classics such as hummus and baba ganoush to crunchy oriental bowls and shawarma, are available to dine-in or take away. For those in a hurry, there is a large selection of ready-made meals to grab and go.

In addition to train passengers, casualfood noted the target group includes residents and people who work at or near the train station.

Examples of the prepared-on-site Middle East cuisine options at Levante

The Levant concept has been designed to be colourful, vibrant and lively, “just like the souks and street markets in the trendiest Middle Eastern cities”, casualfood said. It features natural materials such as larch wood, marble, terrazzo and clay.

Casualfood co-CEO Andreas Förster commented: “Levante is the perfect addition to our portfolio. Middle Eastern soul food is not only on trend, but also offers a huge variety of popular dishes that are quick and easy to serve both as an eat-in option and to take away, which is exactly what we need in transport catering.”

With its warm, earthy tones, the establishment’s high-quality interior reflects the cuisine’s trademark spices, enhanced with fresh touches of green and stylish design elements

Levante is the first casualfood outlet at Mainz main train station. Casualfood Co-CEO Michael Schorm said: “The location is ideal for the launch of the new concept. We have a small indoor area and a large outdoor terrace directly in front of the station.

“However, the concept itself is so flexible that we can easily adapt it to all sorts of other locations, from take away to full service.”

Casualfood is currently in talks with several landlords about the roll-out of the Levant format at other sites.  ‍

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