The Middle East is a vast geographic area that is home to many different countries and culture. In addition, this region has absolutely delicious Middle Eastern cuisines. These cuisines combine a potpourri of flavorful and savory spices together into heart-healthy dishes. What’s there not to love?
Growing Popularity of Middle Eastern Restaurants
Fortunately, you don’t have to travel all the way to the Middle East to feast on these delicacies. In fact, you can enjoy many classic dishes at your local Middle Eastern restaurants! They have always existed in large metropolitan areas. In recent years, Middle Eastern restaurants have begun to spring up in smaller towns and communities across the United States. This is largely due to the various stories about how heart-healthy the Mediterranean diet is.
So, What’s on the Menu?
For people who have not yet had the pleasure of visiting Middle Eastern restaurants, they may wonder about the types of dishes they will find on the menu. The Middle Eastern cuisine is rich in variety, but there are some popular dishes that’ll be found on the menus of almost all Middle Eastern restaurants. These popular dishes include: hummus, which is often served with fresh pita for dipping, and falafel, which is an outstanding choice for any vegetarian diners in your party. Another great choice for vegetarians on Middle Eastern restaurant menus is grilled halloumi. Halloumi is a flavorful and creamy cheese. Baba ganoush and tabouli are other vegetarian staples on Middle Eastern restaurant menus.
Try it for Yourself
If you’re local to or visiting the Laguna Beach area make sure to stop into Zait Bistro Laguna Beach. You’ll be able to sample our unique taste on these Middle Eastern classics! as well as a wide range of other delicious choices that are sure to tempt even the most discerning of taste buds.