August 2020 by Patrick McCann
While the store is well stocked with items from various regions (see their website for more), this review is specifically about the deli.It is absolutely exceptional. It may be a little overwhelming to a new customer, however the staff is very kind and helpful, and the food is absolutely delicious. I would strongly recommend anyone in need of food to stop in and get a meal. My favorite is the gyro w/ fries, however they have many options including a large assortment of halal items.Once again, absolutely exceptional.
August 2020 by Jennifer Olson
Best kept secret in Ames! Go get'cha a gyro!
July 2020 by Tara W
So so SO good. Amazing gyros
July 2020 by Ben Hertz
Great gyros! The owner is very friendly
June 2020 by movernumber1
The best gyros in town.... Friendly atmosphere..reasonable prices... Just don't talk politics with the owner!!! ?
June 2020 by Ronald Thiessen
The best, if you're not in a hurry.
June 2020 by April H.
Found what I was looking for. Mango pickle and lime. Freshly made Tabouli. You have to call ahead for that. They need an hour because they get busy. I ordered two orders so I would have enough for the week. Also got a couple orders of hummus and pita bread. Had a lot of things on the menu that looked good. So I will be back for takeout. All the great reviews for this place were spot on!!!
May 2020 by Jack Carraher
Good selection of hard to find middle east and near east grocery items. The food st the grill is great and Achmed (the owner) is an incredibly friendly and loving man. I strongly recommend the lamb kabob, shawarma, and gyro. The other items are great too, but these are our favorites!
May 2020 by mohammad aldamanhori
Best grocery store and grill restaurant I have ever been to. Thanks to the Owner ❤️
May 2020 by Bekah H.
Sweetest little family owned deli you ever did see! The food is FANTASTIC. Served hot and fresh to order. If you're in the mood for something Mediterranean, get the Gyro Dinner or samosas. If your in the mood for something more american, their Gyro Cheeseburger puts B-Bops to shame. Don't leave without a Baklava or Rose Finger! Can honestly say it's some of the best food in ames.
April 2020 by Jordyn Harrison
A hidden gem in Ames. Some of the best gyros and samosas I've ever had!
April 2020 by Joshua Y
Took my college age son here. Our first time. Exactly what I hoped it would be. The gentleman who greats you at the food counter is the owner I'm assuming cause he paid for our food. Gave us free samples even. The man takes pride in what he's doing there. Respect that. Don't miss this gem.
April 2020 by Harmony K.
Good sandwiches. Good groceries. Yah yah. Tell me one other place I can get amazing middle eastern food!
March 2020 by Julia S.
this place is wonderful! they are so sweet & their food is delicious. they were out of hummus & baba ghanouj when i came in and offered to make a fresh batch for me! also got pita, falafel, walnut baklava, pistachio baklava, & mini rose pastry. 10/10 recommend everything. great place to get takeout or just pick up some groceries!
March 2020 by Rebecca Cotner Ralston
If you haven’t tried Pammel Grocery and Deli, then you are missing out! Awesome food! The biryani is my favorite (not currently serving it though). We also love the gyros, falafel, and samosas! Really enjoy picking up some specialty grocery items when I’m in store. It’s a great place to stock up on spices I use frequently! Also, the owner is SUPER nice. Always so warm and friendly! Check it out!
March 2020 by David E.
I was excited to find Pammel and ordered Curry Lamb to go, but was really disappointed when I tasted pot roast instead.
March 2020 by Sita Zarnegar
Delicious food, best Gyros. Good selection of Middle Eastern and Asian foods. Must try pistachio baghlava!
March 2020 by Rachel B.
The best hidden gem in Ames. At first when you walk in, you'll see dry goods lining the walls, and might not even realize that the best food in Ames is right around the corner.. walking to the back though, you suddenly see people crowding into the small dining area and smell the aroma of delicious food being cooked. Honestly, being a vegetarian, I never stray from the Greek salad, pita and hummus with a samosa. I walk away full & feeling like I ate a healthy meal. Which bring me to my next point, being that it is within walking distance from ISU! The owner is extremely friendly and wants to serve his customers the best he can. Hands down, this is my go to place in Ames for a bite to eat.
If you haven't been to Pammel, I don't know what you're doing with your life.
But don't get the craving for pita & hummus on Monday's!! You will be disappointed- but only because they are closed that day, which I always seem to forget.
March 2020 by Ashley Senske
We love this place. We buy lots of snacks and drinks here. The staff are always friendly.
March 2020 by Peter C.
Pammel has the best gyros and exceptional samosas. The owner is a delight and you can find international drinks in this half grocery store (3.5 aisles full of amazing herbs, spices and grains) - half restaurant.
February 2020 by Michael Brodie
February 2020 by Greg Lundgren
Great food and groceries. Ahmad, the owner, provides great service and conversation.
January 2020 by pavan chaudhari
Very nice people. And they have great customer service. The food is great too!! I love going there.
December 2019 by Nathan Catus
Great service and delicious food. Best gyros in the area by a wide margin. Highly recommended.
December 2019 by Lexie T.
LOVE LOVE LOVE the gyros here. This is a favorite spot in Ames for sure. The price of Wendy's but most definitely fresher and better. I love coming here because the family that owns this place is always so nice I love coming here to support them. Great to eat-in the store OR take-home.
December 2019 by Jake M.
This is definitely my favorite spot in Ames! Pammel is a hole in the wall grocery store with a little deli in the back. They serve incredibly delicious mediterranean food at a very reasonable price. The owner is incredibly friendly, which just adds to an already extremely positive experience. There's really not much else to say, you're gonna want to come here if you are looking for delicious food and friendly people. Definitely check it out!
December 2019 by Christine I.
If you've lived in Ames and never been to Pammel, you're missing out. It's one of those places that feels like only the locals know about, and it's a gem. Best gyros I've ever had in Ames are here. I normally get the gyro dinner which is gyro meat and rice; Pammel makes the best rice pairing w their gyros. The rice is always light and fluffy, and is great comfort food. They have non-meat options, burger options, and many more. I should start exploring their menu more but I always keep coming back for the gyros.
Staff is friendly. Food and grocery items are at a reasonably price. Food is amazing! I have no complaints (:
December 2019 by Amy S
The grill at Pammel grocery is small, quiet and friendly. There are various types of food - burgers and fries, gyros, Indian, etc. Owners run the grill and are very friendly and helpful. there's also a small grocery store attached where you can find multiple kinds of international foods. . . Restaurant is Halal. Owner also owns a local locker to process all the meat that is used. . . Grill closes at 7 PM and is not open on Sundays.
December 2019 by John Prutzman
The gyro double Cheeseburger is amazing. Order it spicy for maximum flavor.
November 2019 by RabibSK
One of the best restaurants in Ames. Even though they struggle to maintain their top quality on a consistent basis, I’ve generally been very satisfied with the food here. Their vey reasonably priced steaks are a must try for everyone