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Where to Get Marvelous Mediterranean Food in Westchester

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Hungry? Here are some of the top Mediterranean restaurants along with their most popular dishes in Westchester.

The Mediterranean diet is derived from the traditional cuisines of Greece, Italy, and other countries such as Turkey, Portugal, and North Africa. The diet often includes olive oil, vegetables, beans, whole grains, and fish. When looking for a place to eat, it can be difficult to find something that is healthy and enjoyable for everyone. Luckily, Mediterranean restaurants in Westchester County have many options, with dishes ranging from steak shawarma to vegan falafel.

Irvington Delight

2 South Broadway, Irvington; 914.479.5600

Irvington Delight has an expansive menu of Middle Eastern dishes and also offers featured lunch specials throughout the week. Some of the restaurant’s most popular items are the homemade grape leaves, which are picked from the backyard in Yonkers. Customers can choose between vegetarian grape leaves or meat grape leaves, the latter which are stuffed with rice, ground lamb, beef, and Middle Eastern spices. In addition to traditional Mediterranean meals, the eatery also serves breakfast omelets, pita wraps, and kabobs any time of day. With more than 30 dishes on the menu, everyone can find a delicious Mediterranean meal to satisfy their cravings.

Ibiza Kitchen

76 King Street, Chappaqua; 914.458.5044

Ibiza Kitchen takes a modern spin on traditional Mediterranean food. The restaurant is described as a trailblazer for modern Spanish cuisine with Mediterranean influences. Many of the dishes on the Ibiza menu feature seafood such as scallops, codfish, tuna, shrimp, octopus, and salmon. One of the most popular Mediterranean dinner plates is called “Lubina” and features salt-baked Mediterranean sea bass with root vegetable confit, pine nuts, raisins, scallions, tomatoes, and smoked paprika oil. The restaurant also offers more than 15 appetizers such as fried potatoes, nevat goat cheese and figs, and shaved cauliflower salad.

 

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Turquoise

1895 Palmer Ave, Larchmont; 914.834.9888

Turquoise serves traditional Turkish food with pops of flavor from Central Asia, Greece, and Egypt. One of its main dishes is dolma, a.k.a. grape leaves stuffed with rice and pine nuts and drizzled with olive oil. The eatery also serves homemade hummus prepared with chickpeas, fresh garlic, sesame paste, herbs, and olive oil. For the main course, customers can order fish, lamb, chicken, or beef, or they can select a meal from the vegetarian section (hello, falafel and veggie kabobs!). For those who save enough room for dessert, Turquoise tempts with traditional Mediterranean sweets such as rice pudding, baklava, and revani.

Fez Turkish Meze

409 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Mamaroneck; 914.341.1122

Looking for special Mediterranean ingredients or spices to make your next meal? Then head to Fez Turkish Meze for everything you need. In addition to serving lunch and dinner, the restaurant also serves as a specialty grocery store. At the store, customers can pick up a variety of cheeses, authentic spices, Turkish coffee, tabbouleh, olives, and more. For the nights when cooking seems too hard, head to the restaurant and enjoy its traditional dishes. Whether a customer is vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, or a meat lover, they can find a meal to satisfy them at Fez Turkish Meze. Some options for an appetizer or meal include veggie pies, meat pies, grape leaves, wraps, salads, and kabobs.

 

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Almadinah Market

1969 E Main St, Mohegan Lake; 914.743.1560

Almadinah Market is the perfect lunch or dinner spot to hit during the week. Inspired by many different cultures, the restaurant makes fresh and unique plates to keep every customer happy. Inside the restaurant, customers can also pick up ingredients from the specialty grocery store. Some of the fan-favorite dishes at Almadinah’s Market include chicken and rice, falafel, and the shawarma plate. The shawarma plate is a filling meal that is made with sliced grilled meat and served over basmati rice with a side of lettuce, tomato, pickled turnips, pita, and homemade tahini sauce. The restaurant also has other popular Mediterranean foods such as samosas, gyros, kabobs, grape leaves, and baba ghanoush.

Boro6 Wine Bar

549 Warburton Ave, Hastings-On-Hudson; 914.231.9200

Pairing delicious Mediterranean food with a glass of wine is the standard at Boro6 Wine Bar. The bar serves over 40 different wines by the glass including natural, biodynamic, and orange. In addition, it also serves a variety of cocktails, craft beers, and cider. The food menu consists of brunch, lunch, dinner, and salumeria, the latter which is a collection of local and imported meats and cheeses served with grapes and olive oil drizzled over a baguette. For main entrees, those dining can enjoy the charred cauliflower piccata or the crispy chicken Milanese.

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Argana Restaurant

325 N Main St, Port Chester; 914.612.4440

Argana specializes in Moroccan cuisine with Mediterranean flavors and influence. In addition to the food menus, the restaurant also offers cocktail and wine menus to accompany lunch and dinner. To kick off the night, customers can try the chef salad, beet salad, or fig salad. For those who like to taste a little bit of everything, there is a shareables section of the menu that includes classic Middle Eastern dishes such as falafel, hummus, pita bread, and Moroccan steamed couscous. Next comes the main course, which is all about hearty entrees like braised lamb shank, slow-cooked short rib, kabobs, and vegetarian tajine.

 

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Elia Taverna

502 New Rochelle Rd, Bronxville; 914.663.4976

Elia Taverna offers authentic Greek cuisine for lunch, dinner, takeout, and even catering. With a casual atmosphere inside, customers can sit and enjoy traditional Mediterranean food such as hummus, grape leaves, grilled stuffed peppers, tzatziki, and falafel. The taverna also serves sandwiches, gyros, and a Greek burger, all of which are perfect for a quick meal on the go or a sit-down lunch with family and friends. Save some room for dessert though because Elia has homemade offerings such as baklava, Greek yogurt, a brownie, and more.

 

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