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Au Za'atar

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188 Avenue A, New York
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Au Za’atar is famous on Tik Tok for their tableside shawarma towers. Even if generally shy away from anything with a Foodie hashtag attached to it, don’t let that deter you from coming here. Au Za’atar’s Lebanese classics are excellent, especially the creamy labne topped with olives and a slick of olive oil, and the grilled mix platter with sumac-dusted fries. If you’re eating with a couple of people, opt for a bottle of Lebanese wine and the shawarma tower on a vertical spit (which comes with fries, grilled tomatoes and onions, herb salad, plenty of pita, and enough food for leftovers). You’ll have a great time if you’re looking for a fun, meat-filled group dinner.

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