Way up near Golden Gardens in Ballard is this small Lebanese restaurant filled with fuchsia lighting, couples on dates, and some serious grilled meat smells. This is Cafe Munir, and it’s one of the best places in this city to eat Middle Eastern food (and a truckload of housemade pita). No matter what you order, whether it’s hummus topped with sizzling lamb, pickled beets with labneh bathed in olive oil, fluffy rice with lentils, or the aforementioned kabobs, you’re in extremely good hands here. Prepare for a substantial wait for a table, but know that it will absolutely be worth it - even if you just order grilled lemon chicken with garlic sauce. Don’t get us started on the garlic sauce.
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