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A food-lover's guide to Middle Eastern cuisine

The best falafel, sabich, shawarma, kebab, jachnun, shakshuka, and of course, hummus in all of the Holy Land

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Foreigners may think they know Middle Eastern cuisine, but NEWS FLASH: we're not just all Israeli salads and falafel. While Israelis are serving up some pretty heavenly hummus, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem, and beyond are both honoring tradition and redefining the classic staples with fresh, innovative takes. Some have mastered the Israeli art of the pita pocket, others spice things up with shakshuka that packs a punch, and some hold true to their Yemenite roots with Saturday morning Jachnun in HaKerem. Time Out is honoring it all with our food lover's guide to Middle Eastern cuisine.

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