New Vegan Middle Eastern Restaurant Serves Classic Dishes!
When making the decision to become veg, thinking about all the foods that you grew up with that contain animal products may be somewhat discouraging. For many cuisines, however, there are already so many plant-based alternatives which make the transition easier and provide you with the familiar comfort foods that you may crave. In the case of Middle Eastern food, while many dishes such as hummus, tabouleh and falafel are already vegan-by-default, there are of course many that are not. Now, a new restaurant called Shouk (market) is here to fill that gap!
Shouk opened its doors on May 3 and is located at 613 K St. NW in the City Vista neighborhood of Washington DC. Founded by Ran Nussbacher, it serves a wide variety of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean-inspired dishes, all plant-based. The menu includes stuffed pitas, cashew-based labneh dips with pita, soup, lentil patties, spicy harissa, salads and the option of lentil and rice bowls.
They also have traditional Arabic coffee with cardamom and spice blends ready for purchase, while promoting a casual, quick, and comfortable experience.
While the details and the menu are definitely promising, Shouk had me at cashew labneh!
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