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Taste of Lebanon

Photograph: Jaclyn Elizabeth Rivas
Taste Of Lebanon
Andersonville

It’s a no-nonsense room with no-nonsense service and a no-nonsense menu—and yet, for quick, dependable Middle Eastern grub, this tiny restaurant makes perfect sense. The lentil soup has an addictive peppery flavor, and it threatens to fill you up. But leave room for the creamy baba ghanoush and hummus, and especially for the lamb kebab wrap, a thin pita stuffed with full-flavored ground-lamb patty, parsley and tahini. (You can skip the overly thick beef shawarma wrap, though.) Picking up a piece of baklava here may seem odd, given that the Middle Eastern Bakery is right across the street, but since you’re being sensible, why make an extra stop?

Venue name: Taste of Lebanon
Address: 1509 W Foster Ave
Chicago

Cross street: between Clark and Ashland Aves
Venue phone: 773-334-1600
Opening hours: Lunch, dinner (closed Sun)
Transport: El stop: Red to Berwyn. Bus: 22, 50, 92.
Price: Average main course: $4
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