Popularized Middle Eastern food comes in all shapes. While some items are best wrapped in pita, others take the stage as their own mixed grilled plates, much like American barbecue, where a meat dish can be served as is or in sandwich form.
Also like barbecue, in which distinct styles from notable states (such as Texas or Tennessee) distinguish the preparation, Middle Eastern dishes share similar ingredients but differ in preparation due to the origin and recipes of the chef.
Here’s a look at some of the most familiar meals — shawarma, kebabs, falafel, and pita wraps — and where to find some of the best versions of them around the Greater Boston area.
Please note that a number of Boston-area restaurants have resumed dine-in service, and the level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: For updated information on coronavirus cases in the area, please visit the Massachusetts coronavirus website.
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