6 Most Popular Middle Eastern Foods


6 Most Popular Middle Eastern Foods You Need To Try!

Middle Eastern cuisine is filled with delectable dishes for almost any type of eater. But many Americans are cautious about giving it a shot, worried that they won’t find something to enjoy.

If you’re curious about giving Middle Eastern food a chance, fear not. You’re almost guaranteed to find something wonderful to eat. But if you’re worried you’re in luck, because the experts at Terrace Restaurant & Lounge are here to help by running through some of the most popular Middle Eastern foods.

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1. Hummus

This mashed chickpea dish has become so popular that you can find it in nearly every grocery store! Made from just mashed chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, garlic, and a dash of lemon juice, hummus makes a great, healthy appetizer.

2. Tabouleh

If you’re looking for a unique take on salad, you’ll definitely want to try tabouleh. This side salad features a unique mix of ingredients like cucumber, tomatoes, mint and parsley, giving it some fresh flavor with a little spice.

3. Pita Bread

You can’t have a Middle Eastern meal without some delicious pita bread. This addictive flatbread is so versatile that it can be served alongside basically any entree. It’s perfect for dipping in hummus, serving alongside some falafel or kabobs, or just enjoying on its own.

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4. Falafel

Falafel is the perfect option for vegetarians looking to try Middle Eastern cuisine. These delicious fried balls are made of chickpeas and onions with a mix of spices that provide the perfect flavor. They’re great as an appetizer, and even better as a meal. Many enjoy their falafel wrapped in pita bread with some veggies.

5. Kabobs

If you’re a meat lover, then you’ll definitely want to indulge in some kabobs. Plenty of cultures have their own takes on the kabob, but Middle Eastern varieties are some of the best. The unique blend of spices and slow-cooked meat produce some of the most delicious Middle Eastern dishes imaginable. Best of all, you can find kabobs made from just about anything you love. From chicken and lamb to every variety of beef, you’re bound to find a kabob that you love.

6. Baklava

Every meal needs some desert, and luckily Middle Eastern chefs have been bringing baklava to the table for centuries. Made from layers of filo dough, this dessert gets added flavor from a mix of chopped nuts, along with some sweetness thanks to honey or syrup. Enjoying some baklava is the perfect cap to a delicious meal.

Middle Eastern food features some of the most delicious dishes in the world. And while we’ve picked out some of the most popular Middle Eastern dishes, there are so many more that you should try. If you’re looking to indulge in some delicious Middle Eastern delicacies, consider a visit to Terrace Restaurant & Lounge. Our restaurant offers some of the most delicious Middle Eastern and Lebanese dishes in the San Fernando Valley, bringing modern flair to traditional dishes. Contact Terrace Restaurant & Lounge today for more information.