Where are all the Middle Eastern restaurants in Vancouver, BC?

Israel restaurant

At Azura (kosher) restaurant in the Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem, Israel.

Israeli food is an eclectic mixture of many Middle Eastern cultures, as well as European influences. — Mijune Pak

Where are all the Middle Eastern restaurants?

Mijune Pak — Westender

In North Vancouver? West Vancouver? Or are those mainly Persian restaurants? Does falafel count? Or shwarma? Hummus? Kebabs?

C’mon Vancouver! For a supposedly world-class multicultural city, we can do better than that, can’t we? Are the only options for authentic Middle Eastern cuisine hole-in-the-wall restaurants with under $10 menu options that are open until the sun comes up?

It’s kind of embarrassing because Middle Eastern food is so much more than that.

I just spent a week in Israel exploring everything from nature to culture, history to religion – and of course food – and I was reminded of how few options we have for Middle Eastern cuisine here in Vancouver. Read the full article.

1 Comment

  • Rayan says:

    I don’t believe you’ve been to Tamam. Which is really a shame. It is one of the best restaurants in Vancouver and serves authentic Palestinian food.

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