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Where to Find Wonderful Mediterranean Food in Westchester

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Hunger? Here are some of the best Mediterranean restaurants and their most popular dishes in Westchester.

The Mediterranean diet is derived from the traditional cuisines of Greece, Italy, and other countries like Turkey, Portugal, and North Africa. The diet often includes olive oil, vegetables, beans, whole grains, and fish. When looking for a place to eat, it can be difficult to find something that is healthy and enjoyable for everyone. Luckily, Westchester County’s Mediterranean restaurants have plenty of options, with dishes ranging from shawarma steak to vegan falafel.

Irvington Delight

2 South Broadway, Irvington; 914.479.5600

Irvington Delight offers an extensive menu of Middle Eastern dishes and also offers lunch specials throughout the week. Some of the restaurant’s most popular items are the homemade grape leaves, which are picked from the Yonkers backyard. Customers can choose between vegetarian grape leaves or meat grape leaves, the latter being stuffed with rice, ground lamb, beef and Middle Eastern spices. In addition to traditional Mediterranean dishes, the restaurant also serves breakfast omelettes, pita wraps and kebabs at any time of the day. With more than 30 dishes on the menu, everyone can find a delicious Mediterranean meal to satisfy their cravings.

Ibizan cuisine

76 King Street, Chappaqua; 914.458.5044

Ibiza Kitchen offers a modern take on traditional Mediterranean cuisine. The restaurant is described as a pioneer of modern Spanish cuisine with Mediterranean influences. Many dishes on the Ibiza menu feature seafood such as scallops, cod, tuna, prawns, octopus and salmon. One of the most popular Mediterranean plates is called “Lubina” and includes Mediterranean sea bass cooked in salt with candied root vegetables, pine nuts, raisins, green onions, tomatoes and oil of smoked paprika. The restaurant also offers over 15 starters such as fried potatoes, nevat goat cheese and figs, and shaved cauliflower salad.

Turquoise

1895 Palmer Ave, Larchmont; 914.834.9888

Turquoise serves traditional Turkish cuisine with touches of flavors from Central Asia, Greece and Egypt. One of its main dishes is dolma, aka vine leaves stuffed with rice and pine nuts and drizzled with olive oil. The restaurant also serves homemade hummus prepared with chickpeas, fresh garlic, sesame paste, herbs and olive oil. For the main course, customers can order fish, lamb, chicken or beef, or they can choose a meal from the vegetarian section (hello, falafel and veggie skewers!). For those saving enough room for dessert, Turquoise tempts with traditional Mediterranean sweets such as rice pudding, baklava and revani.

Turkish meze from Fes

409 Mount Pleasant Ave, Mamaroneck; 914.341.1122

Looking for special Mediterranean ingredients or spices to prepare your next meal? Then head to Fez Turkish Meze for all you need. In addition to serving lunch and dinner, the restaurant also serves as a specialty grocery store. At the store, customers can get a variety of cheeses, authentic spices, Turkish coffee, tabbouleh, olives, etc. For evenings when cooking seems too hard, go to the restaurant and taste its traditional dishes. Whether a customer is vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, or a meat lover, they can find a meal to satisfy them at Fez Turkish Meze. Some options for an appetizer or meal include vegetable pies, meat pies, grape leaves, wraps, salads, and kebabs.

Almadinah Market

1969 Main Street E, Mohegan Lake; 914.743.1560

Almadinah Market is the perfect place for lunch or dinner during the week. Inspired by many different cultures, the restaurant prepares fresh and unique plates to satisfy every customer. Inside the restaurant, customers can also purchase ingredients from the specialty grocery store. Some of Almadinah Market’s fan favorites include chicken and rice, falafel, and the shawarma plate. The shawarma plate is a hearty meal consisting of grilled slices of meat and served over basmati rice with a side of lettuce, tomato, pickled turnips, pita and homemade tahini sauce. The restaurant also offers other popular Mediterranean dishes such as samosas, gyros, skewers, vine leaves and baba ghanoush.

Boro6 Wine Bar

549 Warburton Ave, Hastings-On Hudson; 914.231.9200

Pairing delicious Mediterranean cuisine with a glass of wine is the norm at Boro6 Wine Bar. The bar serves over 40 different wines by the glass, including natural, biodynamic and orange wines. Additionally, it also serves a variety of cocktails, craft beers, and cider. The menu consists of brunch, lunch, dinner and salumeria, the latter being a collection of local and imported meats and cheeses served with grapes and olive oil drizzled of a wand. For mains, those eating can enjoy the charred cauliflower piccata or the crispy chicken Milanese.

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Restaurant Argan

325 N Main St, Port Chester; 914.612.4440

Argana specializes in Moroccan cuisine with Mediterranean flavors and influences. In addition to gourmet menus, the restaurant also offers cocktail and wine lists to accompany lunch and dinner. To get the evening off to a good start, guests can try the chef’s salad, beet salad or fig salad. For those who like to try a bit of everything, there’s a shareable section of the menu that includes classic Middle Eastern dishes such as falafel, hummus, pita bread and Moroccan steamed couscous. Next comes the main course, featuring hearty dishes like braised lamb shank, stewed short ribs, skewers and vegetarian tagine.

Elia Tavern

502 New Rochelle Road, Bronxville; 914.663.4976

Elia Taverna offers authentic Greek cuisine for lunch, dinner, take-out and even catering. With a casual atmosphere inside, patrons can sit down and enjoy traditional Mediterranean dishes such as hummus, vine leaves, grilled stuffed peppers, tzatziki, and falafel. The tavern also serves sandwiches, gyros and a Greek burger, all perfect for a quick bite to eat or a sit-down lunch with family and friends. Save room for dessert, as Elia offers homemade dishes such as baklava, Greek yogurt, brownie, etc.