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Middle Eastern Dishes and Delicacies

Posted on Monday, August 13 2012 in Dining

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Detroit’s vibrant Middle Eastern community helps cook up fantastic Mediterranean dishes and Middle Eastern delicacies. From Dearborn to St. Claire Shores to Birmingham, and everywhere in between, Detroiters are never far from superior falafel, shawarma and baba ghannouj. If you have a craving for hummus, Detroit has you covered with these restaurants:


Gemmayze, Royal Oak - With an atmosphere Inspired by Beruit’s “artistic bohemian quarter,” this trendy Lebanese restaurant serves traditional raw kibbeh, lamb chops, hummus and tabbouleh, as well as American dishes.

Emily's Delicatessen, St. Clair Shores - Famous of meat pies, Emily's has been a family-owned mainstay since 1971. Emily’s serves fresh Lebanese cuisine, as well as groceries to prepare your own Middle Eastern dishes at home. middle eastern food 200

Al-Ameer West, Dearborn Hts. - Known for their fresh-baked pita bread, Al-Ameer west caters to large parties and hosts rehearsal dinners, showers and other parties in their banquet hall.

Pita Cafe, Birmingham - Located right on Old Woodward, Pita Cafe offers affordable lunchtime prices. You can’t go wrong with the chicken shawarma or the garlic spread.  

Anita’s Kitchen, Ferndale - Mediterranean delicacies, mezze appetizers and muqabbilat starter dishes, along with Mediterranean wine make Anita’s kitchen a great place to relax with the best of Lebanese cuisine.

Habib’s Cuisine, Dearborn - Classic, upscale Middle Eastern dishes at Habib’s Cuisine include shawarma and lamb chops, baba ghannouj and fried kibbeh, and as the Dearborn Patch points out, Habib's Cuisine is luxuriously decorated with leather banquettes and beautiful fireplaces, for a great atmosphere.

With such a vibrant immigrant community we’re sure we left someone off the list. Where is your favorite place to go for falafel and baba ghannouj?