If you live around Melrose and Fairfax, Ta-eem is a secret you have tried to keep to yourself for as long as possible. This order-at-the-counter and completely Kosher Mediterranean restaurant is home to some of our favorite shawarma in the city, and a $22 dinner plate that comes with hummus, Israeli salad, and basically an entire plastic bag of pita bread. That might seem a bit steep for a plate of shawarma, but just now that portions here are massive and can easily be two meals. Come peak dinner rush, the large space is slammed with every family in the neighborhood, which is why we recommend taking advantage of their well-oiled takeout situation instead.
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