Comfortable and unpretentious, Alborz captures the essentials of Persia's rich and astoundingly varied culinary heritage. The daily lunch buffet is highly recommended.
Food truck serves Pakistani cuisine, including samosas, beef keema, and chicken handi curry.
This Lebanese food trailer offers kebabs, falafel, and more – don't miss their popular shawarma fries and rose lemonade.
This fusion of Middle Eastern and barbecue features dishes such as Boy Dakar lamb burger, and yassa chicken quesadilla.
Coffee? Yes, plenty of coffee – a full bar of coffee – within this sweet venue that also features more than 75 flavors of hookah fixins.
After decades of keeping UT students well-fed with lamb gyro, Philly wraps, and falafel, this family-owned restaurant now serves its Mediterranean-American cuisine in a strip mall at Hancock Center.
Family-owned Indian-Pakistani restaurant in North Austin serves dishes from the grill and tandoor (beef seekh kabab, chicken boti) traditionally plated or stuffed in naan or paratha wraps.
The menu is solidly Persian, with an assortment of Mediterranean standards thrown in for the less adventurous. Don't miss the lamb shanks.
As a bakery and deli, Peace Bakery offers meals and handmade pastries that reflect the flavors of the Middle East. Grab a wrap or a falafel plate and top it off with a baklava.
International grocery store stocking specialties from Europe, the Middle East, and Asia also boasts a lunch counter that makes a pretty mean shawarma.
The big deli case is full of baklava, fruit, flowers, and marinating lamb and beef. The portions here are enormous, and everything on the menu is made from scratch.
From the folks behind the wildly popular Hummus Among Us trailer comes this counter service eatery at Downtown Fareground food hall. The name a nod to the airport code for Tel Aviv, TLV serves Israeli street food fare including kofta, cumin beets, and (naturally) hummus.
A Drag staple since the Seventies, first as a foot cart, then as a homey, hippie Lebanese restaurant, Tom’s Tabooley centerpieces a block of historic businesses with Antone’s Records and Centennial Liquors flanking it on either side. The restaurant’s status as a community space doubled in 2011, when it annexed neighboring fashion/music shop Sonny’s Vintage, which included a proper stage. Now aN all-ages concert space, Tom’s Tabooley hosts folk music, Americana, blues, open mics, and more in its spacious, seated lounge. Recently, they began serving beer, pairing well with their “best fries in Austin.”
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