Restaurants

Israeli in Downtown & Penn Quarter

Shouk

Small, fast-casual Shouk creates big flavor in its vegan menu of Israeli street food. A crazy-good burger made of chickpeas, black beans, lentils and mushrooms gets stuffed into a toasty pita with pickled turnips, a…
Middle Eastern in Adams Morgan

Amsterdam Falafelshop

Cheap and cheerful, fast and delicious, the Falafelshop rocks the world of vegetarians and those questing for late-night munchies. Bowl up to the counter, order your falafel sandwich, then take it to the topping bar…
Middle Eastern in Upper Northwest DC

Lebanese Taverna

Lebanese Taverna has been cooking kibbe, shawarma, eggplant, lamb and other traditional dishes for more than three decades. It’s pretty routine fare, but everyone we know with kids loves it for the ‘little ones’ men…
Middle Eastern in Georgetown

Quick Pita

A million late-night joints sell falafel to hard-drinking students. We love this one. Why? The yogurt's a little saltier, the stools are more stable so we don’t fall on our faces, the shawarma (a meat-in-pita sandwi…