239 E. Main St.
Sun Prairie, WI
|Greek favorites like spinach pie, pastitsio, moussaka, souvlaki and baklava; Middle-Eastern plates with falafel; gyros. Ouzo, raki, and specialty cocktails; patio dining too.|
2105 Sherman Ave.
|Criminally crispy fresh-made falafel, housemade hummus and baba ganoush, salads, homemade chips and specials. The schnitzel -- seasoned fried chicken in a pita -- is a near-perfect object. Cafe, takeout, delivery.|
|Banzo food cart|
Library Mall and W. Main at S. Carroll
|Excellent crispy falafel, in sandwiches and plates; hamburger sliders and chicken at this megapopular food cart that now has two locations: Library Mall and West Main at S. Carroll in front of Anchor Bank.|
2425 Atwood Ave.
|Italian and Mediterranean, with grilled kabobs, grilled seafood, spaghetti scolio (with mussels and other sea fare), and a interesting okra stew. Pizza and sandwiches, too. Vegan and gluten-free entrees and desserts in an eclectic atmosphere.|
547 State St.
540 State St.
|Terrific plates on the lunch menu, and good deals. Entrees are mostly chicken- or lamb-based, and are offered as curries, or over couscous or chalow (white rice seasoned with cardamom). Thereâ€™s also a nice selection of vegetarian dishes: fasuliya (green beans cooked with onions and ans split peas), bamya (okra with garlic in tandoori masala) and lubya (red beans with tomatoes, cumin, and coriander). Up a flight of stairs; handicap accessibility is still in process.|
|King of Falafel and Grill food cart|
E. Mifflin and N. Pinckney
|Falafel and hummus wraps, gyros, burgers and cheeseburgers. The "veggie sandwich" is a tahini-lover's comfort food dream, with melty fried eggplant, french fries, lettuce, tomato and onions.|
|King of Falafel-Amstar Station|
1129 S. Park St.
|Middle Eastern sandwiches and plates, as well as American classics like cheesesteak, fried chicken and fish. Standouts include the falafel, eggplant sandwich, chicken and lamb shawarma, and the hummus. No dine-in.|
|Layla's Persian Food|
141 S. Butler St.
|Home-style and authentic Persian food, with a focused menu. Lunches are $8, with soup or salad and rice alongside the entrees. Meats are mostly local and organic. Layla's is homey, like dropping by the chef's house to share a meal, with the cook possibly also waiting on your table. There is a short flight of steps down to the small dining area.|
5510 University Ave.
|Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine in a beautifully updated space. The appetizers make a fine meze or an outright meal: Mohamara, zaluuk, harira, lamb shawarma.|
625 State St.
|One of the tastiest bargains on State Street. Lovingly homemade Middle Eastern and Mediterranean specialties and daily specials. Even a simple hummus-and-pita wrap, falafel sandwich or cup of avgolemono soup will put a smile on your face.|
|Mediterranean Hookah Lounge and Cafe|
77 Sirloin Strip
|Mediterranean specials and American menu, from shish kebab to sandwiches. Smoking.|
|Nile Mediterranean Cuisine|
6119 Odana Rd.
|Pillowy pita, fine falafel, heavenly hummus and Egyptian lentil soup are all good picks.|
745 N. High Point Rd.
Madison , WI
|Italian and Turkish food. Lots of Middle Eastern appetizers and salads, pastas and kebabs, seafood, pizzas and calzones.|
|Palmyra Mediterranean Grill|
419 State St.
|Kefta, kebabs, shawarma, gyros, potato curry, falafel, yalangi, hummus, babaganoush, m'hamara, fatoush, kibbeh -- all the greatest hits of the cuisine, with an above-the-counter backlit menu and fast service.|
|People's Bakery and Lebanese Cuisine|
2810 E. Washington Ave.
|Unpretentious doughnut shop that also serves a variety of Middle Eastern sandwiches and dinners -- gyros, falafel, hummus, Tan Tan chicken, moussaka, a smoky baba ghanouj. Dinners are prepared fresh while you wait. A few tables for eat-in dining. Oh, and the doughnuts are pretty good, too.|
|Sofra Family Bistro|
7457 Elmwood Ave.
|The former Bavaria Cafe gets a Mediterranean makeover, with the same breakfasts and lunches, but with a new dinner menu featuring Albanian cuisine.|
|Tuscany Mediterranean Grill, Fitchburg|
2969 Cahill Main
|Elegant Tuscan cuisine. Roasted rack of wild boar is available! But there's also gnocchi, pizza, zuppa di pesce, osso buco and even New Orleans muffuletta.|
|Vasilis' Take Five|
901 Williamson St.
|Greek and other Mediterranean specialties, from gyros and spanikopita to moussaka, Fisherman's shrimp and dilled beef stroganoff. Daily dinner specials.|