Restaurants

Egyptian in Queens

Kabab Cafe

Chef Ali is a larger-than-life personality and an anchor on the Steinway strip known as Little Egypt – though his creative, earthy food, often served straight from the frying pan to your plate, ranges much further t…
Egyptian in Queens

Mombar

A legendary restaurant in the Steinway strip of Arab businesses, Mombar is worth a visit for the decor alone – its collage style of found objects was assembled over years as chef Mustafa saved money to open the plac…
Middle Eastern in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Mamoun's

This falafel and shawarma restaurant in lower Manhattan specializes in big, dripping platters and wraps that are served up quick and don't cost much. A NYC favorite, Mamoun's even has its own branded hot sauce. Be w…
Middle Eastern in East Village & Lower East Side

Mamoun's

This former grab-and-go outpost of the beloved NYC falafel chain has expanded its iconic St Marks storefront with more seating inside and out. Come late on a weekend to find a line of inebriated bar hoppers ending t…
Middle Eastern in Brooklyn: Prospect Heights, Crown Heights & Flatbush

Mimi's Hummus

Mimi's Hummus has been a staple in Ditmas Park for years. At this Middle Eastern restaurant the shawarma is perfectly savory and quite literally dripping with flavor, and the shakshuka (poached eggs in a spiced toma…
Israeli in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Taïm

This tiny joint whips up some of the best falafel in the city. You can order it Green (traditional style), Harissa (with Tunisian spices) or Red (with roasted peppers) – whichever you choose, you’ll get it stuffed i…
Middle Eastern in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Moustache

In its warm, earthy space, small and delightful Moustache serves up rich, flavorful sandwiches (leg of lamb, merguez sausage, falafel), thin-crust pizzas, tangy salads and hearty specialties, such as ouzi (phyllo st…
Turkish in Upper East Side

Beyoglu

A long-time favorite of Mediterranean-craving Upper East Siders, Beyoglu whips up meze (appetizer) platters that are ideal for sharing, including creamy-rich hummus, juicy lamb kebabs, tender grape leaves and lemon-…
Middle Eastern in Queens

Jerusalem Pita House

This small, family-owned restaurant makes you feel welcome the second you come in. They specialize in warm pitas stuffed with spicy, grilled meat or crispy falafel served to take away or eat quickly in the restauran…