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Levantine falafel at Cafe Munir
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Magnificent Middle Eastern Restaurants in Seattle for Takeout and Delivery

Where to find superb hummus, falafel, man’oushe, and more

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Levantine falafel at Cafe Munir
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Seattle’s robust Middle Eastern dining scene has remained resilient during the pandemic. Whether making the adjustment from sit-down dining experiences to more robust to-go options, or adding additional outside seating, the area’s restaurants serving up muhammara, khoresh, kebabs, and other dishes from the region are doing their best to stay afloat. From fast-food joints to homey mom-and-pop affairs to sophisticated splurges, here are some of the best places open for takeout and delivery, listed from north to south. Since services shift often these days, if you see any changes, or if there’s a place you’d like to see on the list, send us a tip.

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1. Man’oushe Express

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13721 Lake City Way NE
Seattle, WA 98133
(206) 367-0895
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This offshoot of Lake City’s Goodies Mediterranean Market specializes in mana’eesh (the plural of man’oushe), flatbreads topped with cheese, herbs, vegetables, and meats and fired in a blazing hot oven. Available for takeout or delivery via Uber Eats. Diners can also go one floor down to shop Goodies’ impressive selection of Middle Eastern food imports to stock up on pantry items.

Middle Eastern flatbread drizzled with white sauce and a variety of toppings
Flatbread at Man’oushe Express
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2. Hibiscus Mediterranean & Egyptian Cuisine

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12095 124th Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
(425) 439-9017
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This newer Totem Lake restaurant received some attention earlier this year for its takes on Egyptian dishes, including koshari (a street food dish that mixes pasta, rice, stewed tomatoes, and lentils), baladi bread, and other baked goods. It’s currently open for takeout and delivery via Grubhub.

3. Cafe Munir

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2408 NW 80th St
Seattle, WA 98117
(206) 783-4190
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Owner Rajah Gargour has a shining gem in this Lebanese Ballard destination. Small dishes of warm hummus and ground lentils, koosa, and tahini comprise the bulk of the recent to-go menu, along with other popular items like spicy muhammara. There’s no shortage of vegetarian options, but omnivores should try the delectable lamb meatballs.

4. Aladdin Falafel Corner

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4541 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 548-9539
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Among the U District’s several bargain falafel-and-gyro joints, Aladdin Falafel Corner leads the pack by a nose. (It’s smaller but feels more comfortable than its older sibling down the Ave, Aladdin Gyro-cery.) The food is affordable, filling, and excellent, and is available for takeout and delivery via apps such as Grubhub.

5. Cafe Turko

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750 N 34th St
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 284-9954
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The long menu of Turkish specialties has made this one of Fremont’s most popular restaurants. The rainbow hummus, beyti with eggplant, and pide are among the more terrific (and portable) dishes, while the breakfasts are a satisfying alternative to standard diner fare. Curbside pickup available via phone preordering.

A spread of middle eastern dishes on a table with tea.
Cafe Turko’s dishes are available for curbside pickup.
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6. Aviv Hummus Bar

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107 15th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 323-7483
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One of Seattle’s most single-minded restaurants, this Capitol Hill spot is dedicated to capturing the art of hummus — the motto here is “It’s more than just a dip, it’s a lifestyle.” The menu features hummus topped with chickpeas (the “classic”), falafel, mushrooms and onions, and spiced ground beef. Available for to-go orders.

Hummus, pita, and pickles on a wooden table.
Hummus is in ample supply at Aviv.
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7. Yalla

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1510 E Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98122

This takeout window on E Olive Way that opened in 2019 is known for its saj bread wraps with fillings like awarma (beef confit) and jibneh (a soft white cheese). Normally a late-night destination for those stumbling out of local bars in the vicinity, it’s now more of a solid takeout lunch spot for Capitol Hill denizens.

8. Petra Mediterranean Bistro

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2501 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 728-5389
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This inviting Belltown restaurant mixes both Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes, with falafel, shawarma, and kebabs served in substantial portions for takeout, limited dine-in, and delivery via Caviar. Packaged sauces, seasonings, coffee, and tea are also available to take home.

Plates with kebabs and rice.
Petra doesn’t skimp on the portions.
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9. Eggs and Plants

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2229 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 448-2050
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This popular Belltown lunch spot bakes its own pita and fills it four ways: Egyptian (falafel), Israeli (hummus), Iraqi (fried eggplant), and Moroccan (poached eggs, tomato sauce, fried potatoes). Much of the business has always relied on takeout, but there’s now also delivery through Caviar.

An overhead view of a pita with hummus, falafel, and fries on the side
Eggs and Plants specializes in pita stuffed with a variety of fillings, such as falafel.
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10. Mamnoon

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1508 Melrose Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 906-9606
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This Capitol Hill restaurant (with a fast-casual offshoot called Mamnoon Street) features dishes influenced by owner Wassef Haroun’s Lebanese upbringing. The pitas baked on-site are among the city’s best, and there’s even now a build-your-own swarmini kit. The flagship restaurant is open for takeout, but recently expanded its outdoor seating and is working on a street closure plaza.

11. The Halal Guys

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101 Yesler Way
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 467-1178
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The Seattle edition of this wildly popular international chain serves up customizable chicken wraps, gyros, and falafel platters, drizzled with white and hot red sauces. This Pioneer Square spot is still open for takeout, but the Halal Guys recently opened a South Lake Union outpost that’s twice as big.

12. Cherry Street Public House

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210 Occidental Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 387-4523
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Pioneer Square’s Occidental Park spinoff of the Cherry Street Coffee chain maintains a coffeehouse vibe but adds a short menu with a Persian theme, reflecting the heritage of owner Ali Ghambari. The specialty is khoresh, a stew that allows diners to mix and match meats, vegetables, and seasonings. Available for takeout.

13. Falafel Salam

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4746 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 325-2335
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Chef and owner Shimi Kahn first introduced diners to his Middle Eastern menu at the Fremont farmers market, showing off local sourcing, great vegan options, and seasonal fermentation. He’s now taken it all to a West Seattle space, serving tender-inside falafel and chicken schwarma bathed in a tzatziki and green chile sauce. Available for takeout with online preorders.

14. Ephesus

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5245 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98136
(206) 937-3302
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Tucked inside a West Seattle house, diners will find a selection of mezze and kebabs, as well as toprak guvec, a Turkish stew cooked in a clay pot. It also added a weekend brunch with a selection of omelets, Benedicts, and lamb burgers. Available for takeout.

15. Mawadda Cafe

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4433 S Graham St
Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 760-0911
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Each made-to-order meal at this Hillman City spot is expertly crafted by chef-owner Rami Al-Jebori, who cheerfully engages with loyal clientele from his post in the kitchen behind the order window. The menu features well-executed Middle Eastern kebobs and shawarma, as well as an terrific tilapia in mango sauce. Available for takeout.

A platter of falafel, salad, pita, and dips. Matthew Lombardi/Eater Seattle

1. Man’oushe Express

13721 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA 98133
Middle Eastern flatbread drizzled with white sauce and a variety of toppings
Flatbread at Man’oushe Express
Sara Billups

This offshoot of Lake City’s Goodies Mediterranean Market specializes in mana’eesh (the plural of man’oushe), flatbreads topped with cheese, herbs, vegetables, and meats and fired in a blazing hot oven. Available for takeout or delivery via Uber Eats. Diners can also go one floor down to shop Goodies’ impressive selection of Middle Eastern food imports to stock up on pantry items.

13721 Lake City Way NE
Seattle, WA 98133

2. Hibiscus Mediterranean & Egyptian Cuisine

12095 124th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034

This newer Totem Lake restaurant received some attention earlier this year for its takes on Egyptian dishes, including koshari (a street food dish that mixes pasta, rice, stewed tomatoes, and lentils), baladi bread, and other baked goods. It’s currently open for takeout and delivery via Grubhub.

12095 124th Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034

3. Cafe Munir

2408 NW 80th St, Seattle, WA 98117

Owner Rajah Gargour has a shining gem in this Lebanese Ballard destination. Small dishes of warm hummus and ground lentils, koosa, and tahini comprise the bulk of the recent to-go menu, along with other popular items like spicy muhammara. There’s no shortage of vegetarian options, but omnivores should try the delectable lamb meatballs.

2408 NW 80th St
Seattle, WA 98117

4. Aladdin Falafel Corner

4541 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Among the U District’s several bargain falafel-and-gyro joints, Aladdin Falafel Corner leads the pack by a nose. (It’s smaller but feels more comfortable than its older sibling down the Ave, Aladdin Gyro-cery.) The food is affordable, filling, and excellent, and is available for takeout and delivery via apps such as Grubhub.

4541 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

5. Cafe Turko

750 N 34th St, Seattle, WA 98103
A spread of middle eastern dishes on a table with tea.
Cafe Turko’s dishes are available for curbside pickup.
Cafe Turko [Official Photo]

The long menu of Turkish specialties has made this one of Fremont’s most popular restaurants. The rainbow hummus, beyti with eggplant, and pide are among the more terrific (and portable) dishes, while the breakfasts are a satisfying alternative to standard diner fare. Curbside pickup available via phone preordering.

750 N 34th St
Seattle, WA 98103

6. Aviv Hummus Bar

107 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112
Hummus, pita, and pickles on a wooden table.
Hummus is in ample supply at Aviv.
Aviv Hummus Bar [Official Photo]

One of Seattle’s most single-minded restaurants, this Capitol Hill spot is dedicated to capturing the art of hummus — the motto here is “It’s more than just a dip, it’s a lifestyle.” The menu features hummus topped with chickpeas (the “classic”), falafel, mushrooms and onions, and spiced ground beef. Available for to-go orders.

107 15th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

7. Yalla

1510 E Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98122

This takeout window on E Olive Way that opened in 2019 is known for its saj bread wraps with fillings like awarma (beef confit) and jibneh (a soft white cheese). Normally a late-night destination for those stumbling out of local bars in the vicinity, it’s now more of a solid takeout lunch spot for Capitol Hill denizens.

1510 E Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98122

8. Petra Mediterranean Bistro

2501 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Plates with kebabs and rice.
Petra doesn’t skimp on the portions.
Petra Bistro [Official]

This inviting Belltown restaurant mixes both Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes, with falafel, shawarma, and kebabs served in substantial portions for takeout, limited dine-in, and delivery via Caviar. Packaged sauces, seasonings, coffee, and tea are also available to take home.

2501 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

9. Eggs and Plants

2229 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
An overhead view of a pita with hummus, falafel, and fries on the side
Eggs and Plants specializes in pita stuffed with a variety of fillings, such as falafel.
Eggs and Plants [Official Photo]

This popular Belltown lunch spot bakes its own pita and fills it four ways: Egyptian (falafel), Israeli (hummus), Iraqi (fried eggplant), and Moroccan (poached eggs, tomato sauce, fried potatoes). Much of the business has always relied on takeout, but there’s now also delivery through Caviar.

2229 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

10. Mamnoon

1508 Melrose Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

This Capitol Hill restaurant (with a fast-casual offshoot called Mamnoon Street) features dishes influenced by owner Wassef Haroun’s Lebanese upbringing. The pitas baked on-site are among the city’s best, and there’s even now a build-your-own swarmini kit. The flagship restaurant is open for takeout, but recently expanded its outdoor seating and is working on a street closure plaza.

1508 Melrose Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

11. The Halal Guys

101 Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98104

The Seattle edition of this wildly popular international chain serves up customizable chicken wraps, gyros, and falafel platters, drizzled with white and hot red sauces. This Pioneer Square spot is still open for takeout, but the Halal Guys recently opened a South Lake Union outpost that’s twice as big.

101 Yesler Way
Seattle, WA 98104

12. Cherry Street Public House

210 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

Pioneer Square’s Occidental Park spinoff of the Cherry Street Coffee chain maintains a coffeehouse vibe but adds a short menu with a Persian theme, reflecting the heritage of owner Ali Ghambari. The specialty is khoresh, a stew that allows diners to mix and match meats, vegetables, and seasonings. Available for takeout.

210 Occidental Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

13. Falafel Salam

4746 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

Chef and owner Shimi Kahn first introduced diners to his Middle Eastern menu at the Fremont farmers market, showing off local sourcing, great vegan options, and seasonal fermentation. He’s now taken it all to a West Seattle space, serving tender-inside falafel and chicken schwarma bathed in a tzatziki and green chile sauce. Available for takeout with online preorders.

4746 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

14. Ephesus

5245 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136

Tucked inside a West Seattle house, diners will find a selection of mezze and kebabs, as well as toprak guvec, a Turkish stew cooked in a clay pot. It also added a weekend brunch with a selection of omelets, Benedicts, and lamb burgers. Available for takeout.

5245 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98136

15. Mawadda Cafe

4433 S Graham St, Seattle, WA 98118
A platter of falafel, salad, pita, and dips. Matthew Lombardi/Eater Seattle

Each made-to-order meal at this Hillman City spot is expertly crafted by chef-owner Rami Al-Jebori, who cheerfully engages with loyal clientele from his post in the kitchen behind the order window. The menu features well-executed Middle Eastern kebobs and shawarma, as well as an terrific tilapia in mango sauce. Available for takeout.

4433 S Graham St
Seattle, WA 98118

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