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Here’s Where to Eat Flaky, Crispy, Cheesy Borek in Philly

We all know that Philly is a bread lover’s dream — but our chefs’ and bakers’ expertise goes beyond baguettes, bagels, rustic loaves, and croissants. […]

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Where to Get Fantastic Schwarma in Philadelphia

There are few foods as satisfying and convenient as schwarma. Pieces of marinated lamb or chicken (and sometimes beef) are stacked on a vertical spit, gyro style, […]

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7 Fast Casual Middle Eastern Dishes to Eat in Philly Right Now

Nowhere has the Middle Eastern culinary revolution been more visible than in the quick-serve world. (Bonus: It’s fresh and pretty healthy.) Here, what to order […]

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I Searched High and Low for This Super-Popular — and Very Elusive — Middle Eastern Dish in Philly

Molokhia — say it “mo-lo-HEY-ah” — is the name of both a plant and a dish. The plant is a nutrient-packed river weed that sometimes […]

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Common Middle Eastern Ingredients — and Where to Find Them on Philly Menus

A glossary of the Middle Eastern pantry staples that are quickly making the migration from home kitchens to restaurant menus everywhere. 1. Aleppo Pepper Flakes […]

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Where We’re Eating Right Now: Takeout and Delivery Middle Eastern Food in Philly

Things are weird right now. We get that. But since no one can be expected to cook every meal at home during this emergency, we’ve […]

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The Sudden, Spectacular Rise of Middle Eastern Cuisine in Philadelphia

Cuisines are often defined by lines on a map, but from a cultural standpoint, the Middle East is more of a concept than it is […]

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3 Classic Middle Eastern Desserts to Try in Philly

Pastries, cakes, cookies and confections are crucial to the Middle Eastern spread. Here, three classics to look for on dessert menus or at local bakeries Manakeesh […]

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Eat Here Now: Bitar’s in South Philly

Long-running Middle Eastern grocer Bitar’s looks a lot less like a grocery store these days. The South Philly spot just drastically transformed its interior, cutting […]

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There’s a Colossal Middle Eastern Restaurant, Market, and Garden Opening in Fishtown

The team behind Fishtown’s restaurant and wine bar, ROOT, is doubling down on Frankford with an absolutely enormous three-headed monster of a concept called Suraya […]

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Center City’s Naf Naf Grill Is Open

Naf Naf Grill, the Chicago-based Middle Eastern fast-casual concept has opened at 1919 Market Street today. In celebration of the opening, Naf Naf is giving […]

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Sansom Kabob House Returning

Sansom Kabob House closed at 1528 Sansom Street last September after a successful 13-year run. The plan was to reopen at 13th and South Streets, […]

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TONIGHT: Soom Foods at the Garage

This evening, Soom Foods, the Philadelphia-based, women-owned business of three sisters— Shelby, Jackie and Amy is going to be in the food cart at the Garage on Passyunk […]

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Hummus Restaurant Opens in Center City

Today marks the opening of Hummus Grill’s Center City location at 212 S 11th Street. The winner of Best of Philly’s 2012 shawarma platter had […]

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2013 Vendy Award Winners

Saturday, the Vendy Awards were once again held in Philadelphia. The event brought hundreds to Penn Treaty Park where nominated food trucks competed for four […]