Middle Eastern Classics We All Love

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Many are curious about trying Middle Eastern cuisine, but they remain cautious about trying it, worried that it will be too different from what they are accustomed to for them to enjoy. If you’re curious, you have nothing to fear. Middle Eastern food is filled with delicious dishes for almost any type of eater.

Fresh, wholesome, healthy, rich, aromatic—it’s no wonder that the past decade has seen Middle Eastern cuisine’s global profile skyrocketing.

Mediterranean Classics We All Love

Some Mediterranean dishes have become so popular that you may have eaten these foods without realizing they originated in the Middle East. Here are some of our favorites.


Hummus is a popular dish made from mashed chickpeas. You can now find it in almost every grocery store, and it’s estimated that about 25% of Americans stock hummus in their fridge. Traditionally prepared with chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice, hummus is a tasty and healthy appetizer to share. At Paymon’s, we have a wide variety of flavors to choose from.

Pita bread

There’s no such thing as a mediterranean meal without some delectable pita bread! This flatbread is versatile, pairing well with basically any entree. Dip it in hummus, serve it with falafel or kabobs, or eat it on its own.


This dish is a unique take on salas. It features a unique mix of vegetables, like cucumber, tomatoes, mint, and parsley. It offers a fresh flavor with a little bit of spice. 


Falafel is a great dish for vegetarians who want to try Middle Eastern cuisine. They’re fried balls made of chickpeas and onions, with a mix of spices to deliver great flavor. People enjoy them as an appetizer, but they’re also great as a meal. Try your falafel wrapped in pita bread and some vegetables!


Many cultures have their own versions of the kabob. But, we must say the Middle Eastern varieties are some of the best. Featuring slow-cooked meat and a unique blend of spices, kabobs are some of the most delicious Mediterranean classics you can enjoy. Kabobs can be made from just about anything—chicken, lamb, beef, and more. There’s a little something for everyone with kabobs.


What better way to finish your Middle Eastern meal than with a tasty dessert? Baklava is a classic dessert that’s been made for centuries. Chefs prepare it with layers of filo dough, chopped nuts, and honey or syrup. It’s great to share—or keep all to yourself!

Try These Favorites and More at Paymon’s

At Paymon’s, we believe Middle Eastern cuisine features some of the most delicious foods in the world. That’s why we bring the flavor and deliciousness to you! Visit Paymon’s Mediterranean Café and Lounge today to enjoy some of the most delicious Middle Eastern, Italian, and Greek dishes in the Las Vegas area.