Shawarma, Falafel & More: Metro D’s Best Mediterranean Food

By: Amber Ogden | January 20, 2016
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“Diet” can be a scary word, but “healthy” is one much easier to embrace, especially when there are so many restaurants in the southeast Michigan area offering up tasty (and good for you!) options.

If you’re eating clean, you can still dine out! The next time you head out for a meal, visit one of the following Mediterranean restaurants in Metro Detroit:

La Palma

Located in Midtown, La Palma serves authentic dishes using only the freshest ingredients. Soups, salads, wraps and entrees are all available for dine in or carry out, using the handy online ordering system.

Try the Beef Kabob, Tabbouli Salad, Chicken or Beef Shawarma Pita, Veggie Grape Leaves or Fried Kibbee (beef and bulgur wheat stuffed with spiced meat and onions, served with yogurt).

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A Sterling Heights bistro that provides a genuine Mediterranean experience, dishes have Persian, Turkish and Lebanese influences. There’s something on the menu for everyone, from chicken, beef and lamb to vegetarian entrees.

Order the Mediterranean Lamb Chop, Spinach Pie, Shish Shrimp Kabob or Aubergine Salad (with eggplant, cherry tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, olives, cilantro and balsamic vinaigrette).

La Marsa

Start off with a raw juice, then opt for a traditional dish like Mousaka. Hommos with Salmon, Shish Kafta (ground chicken or meat mixed with parsley, onions and seasonings) and Rice Almond Salad are additional options.

Fresh and healthy favorites are always at your fingertips, since there are several Metro Detroit locations (in Bloomfield Hills, Brighton, Farmington Hills, Troy, Waterford and West Bloomfield).

Boukie’s Grill

Stop by this Royal Oak eatery, which highlights Greek and Middle Eastern cuisine, for lunch combinations that make great healthy mid-day meals. There are plenty of dinner combos and vegetarian options to choose from as well.

Order the Veggie Plate (fattoush, tabbouleh, hommus, baba ghanouj, falafel and vegetarian grape leaves), Lamb Gyro, Super Falafel pita or Lebanese Salad (with lettuce, tomatoes, parsley, cucumbers and mint).

Dining out in the D is always a great time, but it’s even better when you’re being health conscious. Enjoy!