If you’re a lover of authentic Middle Eastern, Lebanese, or Mediterranean cuisine, you’re in luck! On Thursday morning, the brand new Ottawa Adonis food market opened its doors, and it’s already proving to be pretty popular. According to locals on Reddit, the store has been super-busy all day, and shoppers are already loving the store’s random “free rice” deal!\nAccording to the Adonis website, shopping in their locations is "an experience in itself," and is "a journey through the land of flavors.”\nWhile the Adonis supermarkets are inspired by Middle Eastern, Lebanese, and Mediterranean influences, they also stock all of the day-to-day essentials that you might need from a regular supermarket.\nThere are already several Adonis locations in Quebec after the company was initially started in Montreal by two brothers from Lebanon in 1976.\nTheir first Ottawa store, which is located at 1055 St. Laurent Blvd. in Ottawa, opened on Thursday, November 21, and it’s already looking like a success among Ottawans, at least on social media.*\nIn a Reddit thread on Thursday, several locals shared their experiences of the busy market on opening day, with one user claiming, “I went at lunchtime...and I couldn't even find parking ANYWHERE!”\nWe are now open in Ottawa ! \n\nNous sommes maintenant ouvert à Ottawa! \n\nhttps://www.groupeadonis.ca/en/find-us/marche-adonis-ottawaPosted by Marché Adonis on Thursday, November 21, 2019\nConfirming that the shop was full of customers on Thursday morning, one local responded, "I went this morning. It was really busy but I still managed to get around ... The prices seem to be cheaper than your average Loblaws / Metro."\nA third Ottawan confirmed the hype, adding, "Can confirm. I live right behind it. Hella open."\nhttps://www.reddit.com/r/ottawa/comments/dzjt2c/adonis_ottawaopen/f890bc4?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x from https://www.reddit.com/r/ottawa\nhttps://www.reddit.com/r/ottawa/comments/dzjt2c/adonis_ottawaopen/f88re6p?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x from https://www.reddit.com/r/ottawa\nhttps://www.reddit.com/r/ottawa/comments/dzjt2c/adonis_ottawaopen/f887gtf?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x from https://www.reddit.com/r/ottawa\nWhile several locals in the Reddit thread agreed that the new location was already very busy, they had nothing but great reviews for the new market.\nOne Reddit user wrote, "[The tzatziki] is worth the drive. So f*cking good. Not much more to say. I am drooling on my desk."\nSomebody else wrote, "They have a sandwich counter where they make shawarma's for like 6$ and their olive variety is also really good."\nAnother shared a similar message on Facebook, writing, "Was there today, wow great deals and beautiful, friendly and clean place. Will be back for sure!"\nhttps://www.reddit.com/r/ottawa/comments/dzjt2c/adonis_ottawaopen/f880aie?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x from https://www.reddit.com/r/ottawa\nhttps://www.reddit.com/r/ottawa/comments/dzjt2c/adonis_ottawaopen/f88vkx3?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x from https://www.reddit.com/r/ottawa\nMarche Adonis | Facebook\nFor a limited time, the store is offering its new Ottawa customers a 4lb bag of parboiled rice with any purchases over $50. While this does seem like a pretty random offer, it's getting all the love on their Facebook post!\nAccording to the Marché Adonis Facebook page, they've also got special "surprises and gifts" available for their customers this week.\nDon’t miss the Grand Opening of our Ottawa branch tomorrow at 8am. \nWe have lots of surprises and gift for you ! \n\nNe...Posted by Marché Adonis on Wednesday, November 20, 2019\nIf you're in Ottawa this week, it might be worth heading over to the brand new Adonis market, even if it's just to check out that tzatziki!\nMore details and opening hours can be found here.\n*This article has been updated.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.