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Knafeh Queens’ slogan is “serving royal happiness and unity with every bite,” and we’re inclined to agree! Their award-winning desserts can be shipped nationwide, too.
This cottage restaurant offers mezze — small appetizers — that fuse modern Middle Eastern cuisine with East Coast flavors that chef George Abou-Daoud grew up tasting.
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The centerpiece of every table at Maydan is their bread, which they make to order in their clay ovens. But that’s not all they serve — the “Talwe'' menu (“table” in Arabic) is filled with spreads, meats, and seasonal flavors, plus souk and cocktails.
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This eatery in Astoria was designed and built by chef Moustafa El Sayed — the tabletops double as canvases for his work, both food-wise and artistically!
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Qanoon was founded by Palestinian chef Tarek Daka, who wanted to bridge the distance between Israel and NYC, and to celebrate his mother’s cooking. You’ll find farm-fresh vegetarian dishes, grilled meats, and homemade desserts like knafeh and bahti.
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Opened in 1948, Sahadi’s is a longtime Brooklyn staple that sells everything from spices and bulk candies to classic Middle Eastern dishes and Mediterranean bites.
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