If you are overwhelmed with all the food options in Brooklyn, we strongly recommend trying some Mediterranean food. We know this is not Greece or Spain, but you will love this food.
Taheni, Park Slope
224 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Looking for some tasty pita bread? Taheni is the place you are looking for. Get the best traditional foods like hummus, baba gahnoush, fatoush and falafel. But you also have grilled steak, chicken and salmon available three ways; in wraps, salads or as plates. Their fries are also amazing, and don’t forget to ask for their vegan options!
Zerda Mediterranean Cuisine, Cobble Hill
101 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
This is the perfect option for those looking for a homemade vibe. It is a small business, run by a lovely family that will try its best to share its food culture with the clients. It will honestly leave your heart warm.
Olea, Fort Greene
171 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Olea is definitely one of the cosiest, funkier looking Mediterranean restaurants I have visited. Its style fits perfectly with that of a Spanish taverna, and you feel the Mediterranean vibe since the beginning. They offer the perfect Greek-Spanish-Italian mix, and all their plates are infused with the best olive oil in town. It is a great option of you are looking for a special place to celebrate. Be careful, you may end up booking a flight to Greece…
Zaytoons, Prospect Heights
594 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
I like Zatoons for 3 reasons: great atmosphere, down to earth prices, and amazing hearty portions. It is a small cosy place run by real Middle Eastern people and if you are ready to try the best of its cuisine, this is your place. Definitely worth it if you are looking to enjoy real Mediterranean cuisine. Check their Happy hours too!
Black Iris, Fort Greene
228 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Similar to Zatoons, Black Iris is also a small place where you can enjoy a clearly home made meal in a nice atmosphere any time of the day. They prepare everything daily and the prices are amazing. Also, you can take away and enjoy your food in the park!