Naf Naf Grill

Restaurants, Mediterranean Loop
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Naf Naf Grill
Photograph: Martha Williams
Falafel sandwich at Naf Naf

With a falafel joint on every corner, the Loop is competitive territory in which to open a Middle Eastern restaurant. Fortunately, Naf Naf (which has locations in the suburbs) is a veritable lion, a place whose creamy falafel, juicy chicken shawarma or crispy chicken schnitzel can easily go head-to-head with any existing quick-serve spot in the city. The secret to the success: exceptional condiments and the just-out-of-the-oven pitas (rolled and baked on site).


Venue name: Naf Naf Grill
Address: 309 W Washington St
Cross street: at Franklin St
Opening hours: Lunch, dinner (Mon–Thu) (closed Sat, Sun)
Transport: El stop: Brown, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to Washington; Blue to Washington.
Price: Average main course: $7
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Erin Delahanty

Naf-Naf is one of the best spots for lunch in the loop. The Chipotle-style assembly line lets you customize your bowl with rice, hummus or salad and the accompanying pita can't be beat. The lines here are typically out the door and down the block, so arrive before or after the lunch rush hour to avoid a long wait.