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A branch of the Downtown fast-food experts.
26th of July ; Sarwat ; Falaki Gad’s lighthouse logo is fitting: it’s a beacon in the night for hungry Cairenes...
A mini-empire taking up the better part of a block, Al-Omda offers numerous ways to put grilled meats into your system. At the takeout joint on the corner, get a shish tawouq sandwich with spicy pickles...
Alfy ; Sarwat A frantically busy fuul and ta’amiyya take-away joint with a no-frills cafeteria next door, Akher Sa’a has a limited menu but its food is fresh and good...
Carnivores will salivate instantly upon entering this place, where the air is heavy with the smell of charcoal-cooked meat...
Just a few pounds gets you a huge round of bread filled with meat (spicy if you like) and baked in a paper wrapper until molten and delicious, plus pickles galore...
This tiny place just off Midan Tahrir has been serving sweet and savoury fiteer to Downtown residents and legions of backpackers for decades...
Solid kushari in a gorgeous vintage-Cairo setting. But the real treat is the makaroneh bi-lahm, a baked pasta casserole with spicy tomato sauce. The staff sometimes calls it lasagne.
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