Syrian Refugee Mawda Altayan Has Found Community in St. Louis Through Her Food

Syrian Refugee Mawda Altayan Has Found Community in St. Louis Through Her Food

Through supper clubs and catering, Syrian refugee Mawda Altayan has found community and economic stability for herself and her family.

9 Dishes to Make for a Modern Mezze Feast at Home

9 Dishes to Make for a Modern Mezze Feast at Home

Whether you like it hot, cold or a little of each, these recipes will help you craft a mezze feast for you and your family or friends. 

Nazareth Sweets Brings Middle Eastern Goodies to the Kansas City Area

Nazareth Sweets Brings Middle Eastern Goodies to the Kansas City Area

This sweet spot may specialize in Middle Eastern desserts and pastries, but it also offers house made gelato and ice cream. 

For a Hearty Meal on Wheels, Track Down the KC Koshary Food Truck

For a Hearty Meal on Wheels, Track Down the KC Koshary Food Truck

This new food truck specializes in koshary, the national dish of Egypt. 

Falafel Café Serves Authentic Middle Eastern and Greek Fare Inside the Columbia Mall

Falafel Café Serves Authentic Middle Eastern and Greek Fare Inside the Columbia Mall

You usually don't find authentic cuisine in a mall food court, but this spot delivers the unexpected. 

In Lawrence, Chebarö Sells Tasty Mediterranean Food Alongside Gas and Lottery Tickets

In Lawrence, Chebarö Sells Tasty Mediterranean Food Alongside Gas and Lottery Tickets

Don't let the gas station fool you. Inside, there is some of the best Mediterranean food in town. 

That Lebanese Place Continues to Serve Springfield Diners in Droves

That Lebanese Place Continues to Serve Springfield Diners in Droves

Make sure to try the batata harra, a dish of spicy cubed potatoes cooked with garlic, cilantro and spices.

Aban's Kitchen Brings Yemeni and Mediterranean Fare to Carbondale

Aban's Kitchen Brings Yemeni and Mediterranean Fare to Carbondale

Make sure to order extra fresh bread to soak up every last bit of sauce. 

This Strip Mall in Lenexa, Kansas, is a Destination for Authentic Middle Eastern Fare

This Strip Mall in Lenexa, Kansas, is a Destination for Authentic Middle Eastern Fare

Between Quivira Road and Monrovia Street in Lenexa, Kansas, right on 87th Street Parkway, sits a strip mall with no name. Although it’s easy to miss from the road, that would be a shame, as it is home to four independently-owned Middle Eastern food destinations. Each business contributes …

In St. Louis, Family-Owned Sultan Mediterranean Restaurant is Rooted in Authentic Kurdish Food

In St. Louis, Family-Owned Sultan Mediterranean Restaurant is Rooted in Authentic Kurdish Food

The restaurant opened in January and also features other Middle Eastern dishes the owners have added their own twists to. 

With Beet Box, Two of Columbia's Top Chefs Bring Fast-Casual Middle Eastern Fare to the Area

With Beet Box, Two of Columbia's Top Chefs Bring Fast-Casual Middle Eastern Fare to the Area

The 28-seat restaurant, decorated with local artwork and an abundance of greenery, offers a small menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Papu's Cafe Dishes Up Some of Kansas City's Best Middle Eastern Cuisine Inside a Gas Station

Papu's Cafe Dishes Up Some of Kansas City's Best Middle Eastern Cuisine Inside a Gas Station

The menu is divided into appetizers, salads, sandwiches and platters.

Move Over, Burgers and Pizza – Middle Eastern Cuisine is the Newest Fast-Casual Craze

Move Over, Burgers and Pizza – Middle Eastern Cuisine is the Newest Fast-Casual Craze

Falafel and shawarma are now fast-casual staples that are easier to find than ever.

In St. Louis, Aya Sofia Remains a Local Favorite for Turkish Fare

In St. Louis, Aya Sofia Remains a Local Favorite for Turkish Fare

Chef Mehmet Yildiz found inspiration in many of his mother's recipes.

The Mediterranean Serves Up Turkish and Lebanese Fare in Bolivar

The Mediterranean Serves Up Turkish and Lebanese Fare in Bolivar

When Debby Sherrer couldn't find the Mediterranean food she was looking for, she decided to start her own restaurant. 

Chow Down on Falafel, Then Shop for Groceries at Olive Branch Cafe

Chow Down on Falafel, Then Shop for Groceries at Olive Branch Cafe

After you go for a gyro or kofta kebabs, check out Olive Branch Cafe's halal-certified groceries. 

Crash Course: From Fire-Kissed Veggies to Succulent Proteins, Make Flawless Kebabs at Home

Crash Course: From Fire-Kissed Veggies to Succulent Proteins, Make Flawless Kebabs at Home

Get the best possible outcome from whatever protein you choose to work with by using techniques honed for centuries.

How to Make Fresh Pita Bread at Home

How to Make Fresh Pita Bread at Home

Most of the bread served in my house is made on the spot. In fact, I make it a point to never purchase bread to serve alongside a meal, as I know homemade will always taste better, guests will be instantly impressed and I will appreciate it way more. This pita recipe is so incredibly easy…

Orange Blossom-Sesame Nut Bars

Orange Blossom-Sesame Nut Bars

These layered nut bars have a tender orange blossom-scented shortbread crust.

7-Minute Eggs with Warm Yogurt and Chile Sauce

7-Minute Eggs with Warm Yogurt and Chile Sauce

In this satisfying dish, yogurt cools down a version of red schug, an Israeli hot sauce.

Get the Recipe: Labneh with Za’atar and Olive Oil from Queen Sweets & Bakery

Get the Recipe: Labneh with Za’atar and Olive Oil from Queen Sweets & Bakery

This thick yogurt dip is a favorite at the restaurant in North Kansas City.

Bahārāt is the Spice Blend You'll Want to Add to Everything

Bahārāt is the Spice Blend You'll Want to Add to Everything

If spice mixes were blankets, this one would be your grandma’s coziest afghan.

Lamb-Stuffed Apples

Lamb-Stuffed Apples

Savory baked apples are a perfect way to ring in cooler temperatures.

Oven-Roasted Chicken Shawarma with Garlicky Yogurt Sauce

Oven-Roasted Chicken Shawarma with Garlicky Yogurt Sauce

This dish has a warmth and spiciness ideal for heating up cool autumn nights.

5 Local Spots to Pick Up Scratch-Made Hummus

5 Local Spots to Pick Up Scratch-Made Hummus

It ranks as one of the tastiest, healthiest snacks to grab.

From Hummus to Olive Oil, AO&Co. Sells Decadent Pantry Items in St. Louis

From Hummus to Olive Oil, AO&Co. Sells Decadent Pantry Items in St. Louis

The shop comes from acclaimed restaurateur Ben Poremba.

How the Alderie Family Built Cham Bakery Into St. Louis' Go-To Source for Fresh Pita Bread

How the Alderie Family Built Cham Bakery Into St. Louis' Go-To Source for Fresh Pita Bread

The natives of Damascus, Syria, produce high-quality white and whole-wheat pita.

Loryn Nalic of Balkan Treat Box Shares Her 3 Favorite Cookbooks

Loryn Nalic of Balkan Treat Box Shares Her 3 Favorite Cookbooks

The chef behind one of St. Louis’ hottest new restaurants shares three of the cookbooks that shaped her career.

This Spin on the Whiskey Sour Takes the Classic Cocktail to a New Level

This Spin on the Whiskey Sour Takes the Classic Cocktail to a New Level

Spiced pomegranate molasses syrup adds bright acidity and herbal complexity.