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Gambit's 2018 winter restaurant guide: Mediterranean/Middle Eastern 

click to enlarge The hummus with roasted sweet potatoes at Shaya in Uptown includes brown butter, pumpkin seed duqqa and chilies.

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The hummus with roasted sweet potatoes at Shaya in Uptown includes brown butter, pumpkin seed duqqa and chilies.

1000 Figs
3141 Ponce de Leon St., (504) 301-0848; www.1000figs.com
The falafel feast includes falafel, flatbread, hummus, baba ghanoush, tzatziki, pickled vegetables, beet and carrot slaw and mixed greens. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. $$

Albasha Greek & Lebanese Restaurant
600 Palace Drive, Hammond, (985) 345-3012; 1958 N. Highway 190, Suite A, Covington, (985) 867-8292; 3501 Severn Ave., Suite 1, Metairie, (504) 304-8441; www.albashabr.com
A lamb shank is served with rice pilaf, sauteed pine nuts, hummus, feta cheese salad and pita. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Attiki Bar and Grill
230 Decatur St., (504) 587-3756; www.attikineworleans.com
Chicken shawarma is served with two choices of baba ghanoush, hummus, garlic mashed potatoes, couscous, rice, sauteed vegetables or salad. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $

Byblos
1501 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 834-9773; www.byblosrestaurants.com
A gyro platter includes hummus and salad with tomatoes and feta. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Byblos Market
2020 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 837-9777; www.byblosrestaurants.com
The chicken shawarma platter includes hummus, Greek salad, rice pilaf and pita. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Checks accepted. $

Casablanca
3030 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-2209; www.casablancanola.com
Chicken Shish is marinated grilled chicken in a pita with peppers, onions, tahini and lettuce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner Sun.-Thu. $$

Cleo's Mediterranean Cuisine & Grocery
940 Canal St., (504) 522-4504; www.facebook.com/cleosnola
Falafel plates include hummus and salad. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. $

The Halal Guys
301 St. Charles Ave., (504) 302-2918; 5001 Freret St., (504) 702-5905; www.thehalalguys.com
The combination platter includes gyro meat, chicken, rice and pita with white sauce or the chain's signature hot sauce. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $

Hummus & More
7724 Maple St., (504) 314-0010; 3363 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 833-9228; www.hummusandmore.com
Mediterranean "nachos" are pita chips topped with gyro meat, Kalamata olives, feta and Jack cheeses, tzatziki, red onion, tomatoes and cilantro. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Jamila's Cafe Tunisian and Mediterranean Bistro
7808 Maple St., (504) 866-4366; www.jamilascafe.com
House-made merguez (lamb) sausage is served with lentils a la Tunisienne. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sun. $$

Kebab
2315 St. Claude Ave., (504) 383-4328; www.kebabnola.com
A gyro kebab includes Home Place Pastures pork pickles, cucumbers, cabbage, red onions and tzatziki and skhug sauces on house-made bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon., late-night Fri.-Sat. $

Mona's Cafe
504 Frenchmen St., (504) 949-4115; 3901 Banks St., (504) 482-7743; 4126 Magazine St., (504) 894-9800; www.monascafeanddeli.com
The gyro plate comes with tahini, hummus, salad and pita. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. $

Phoenicia Restaurant
4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite C, Metairie, (504) 889-9950; www.phoenicianola.com
The chicken shawarma platter comes with two choices of hummus, salad, french fries, vegetables or rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Pyramids Cafe
3149 Calhoun St., (504) 861-9602; www.pyramidscafeonline.com
Lamb chops are marinated in olive oil, herbs and spices, grilled and served with hummus, salad and pita. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. $

Shawarma on the Go
3720 Magazine St., (504) 269-6427
The gyro Philly features gyro meat, provolone cheese, mushrooms, onion, bell pepper and garlic mayonnaise on French bread. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. $

Shawarma on the Run
93 Terry Parkway, Suite 12, Terrytown, (504) 373-6669
The chicken shawarma platter features sliced rotisserie chicken, hummus, Greek salad, rice, pita bread and sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. $

Shaya
4213 Magazine St., (504) 891-4213; www.shayarestaurant.com
Shakshouka features poached eggs in a sauce made with tomatoes, spicy chilies, sunchokes and chermoula marinade. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Tal's Hummus
4800 Magazine St., (504) 267-7357; www.ordertalsonline.com
The Mediterranean grilled chicken platter includes hummus, salad, pickles, french fries and white or whole wheat pita. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. $$



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