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A small and intimate cafe, La Mediterranee, just off Market Street, serves freshly-prepared Mediterranean food. Family-owned and operated, this restaurant is perfect for a quick snack or a more elaborate Mediterranean meal. Appetizers include hummus and Baba Gannoush, both served with freshly-baked pita bread. The lunch and dinner menu features Middle-Eastern chicken served with spinach and feta cheese and Lebanese kibbuto (fresh lamb seasoned with Lebanese spices and pine nuts). All menu items can be spiced and seasoned to the diner's personal taste.
Get a taste of authentic Middle-Eastern flavors and spices at Jannah located in the North Panhandle. The food clearly reflects the Arabic roots and culinary skills of owner/chef Yahya Salih, who is quite famous for his phyllo dishes, and kelecha (Iraqi ravioli) and saleehat falafel (Middle Eastern pizza). Catering and take-out services are available, however one can also choose to dine in the relaxed atmosphere of the restaurant.
Maykadeh is for those eccentric foodies who have a taste for Iranian flavors, which differ a lot from Western flavors. The restaurant specializes in traditional Persian cuisine, with a host of staple dishes on offer like bedemjan, koobideh, kabab, shishlik, khoresht and polo. The food is infused with rich flavors derived from ingredients like pomegranates, quince, prunes, apricots, rosewater, sumac and a variety of herbs. Maykadeh offers efficient delivery, catering and take-out service, however, the food is best enjoyed in the elegant atmosphere of the restaurant.
Arabi serves up some of the best Palestinian food in The City. It is actually one of the very few that do at all. Spicy falafel sandwiches are only slightly less tempting than the kabobs of perfectly marinated chicken or beef. For something lighter, there's mezza, a refreshing yogurt-based dish made with wheat, eggplant, squash and chickpeas. The service itself is quick once you make it to the head of the line and the prices cannot be beat.
Despite its name, Bursa Kebab serves a full menu in an elegant and comfortable dining room. With delicious and large portions, it's worth talking about. Order some shawarma and you will not be displeased, and better yet start off with some fresh hummus. Don't forget to check out the belly dancers on the weekends. Enjoy the flavors of the Middle-East right at Bursa Kebab.