Deasura is a casual Middle Eastern restaurant in Forest Hills with a long menu of really good food (plus friendly servers who can help you decide what to order). It has everything from lamb shawarma and moussaka to savory pastries and a whole grilled chicken, and it’s good for a group meal when you want to share a bunch of things in a low-key space that happens to have a giant picture of a goddess on the back wall.
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Jack & Nellie’s
Jack & Nellie’s is a casual American restaurant in Forest Hills that has a good brunch.
The Shake Shack on Austin Street in Forest Hills is there for you if you want a quick burger in the neighborhood.
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You’re going to need an hour on the train to get to Tanoreen. But if you appreciate Middle Eastern or Mediterranean food, it’s more than worth it.
A falafel sandwich at Taim is the best thing you can get in NYC for less than $10 and also theoretically eat daily without disastrous consequences.
Miss Ada is a small, comfortable spot in Fort Greene with great Israeli food and an outdoor garden in the back.
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Kotti is a German/Turkish counter-service spot with an outpost in Industry City.
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