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A Taste Of The Middle East: The Best Lebanese Restaurants In Vancouver

best lebanese restaurants in vancouver

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Vancouverites can’t seem to get enough Lebanese food and who can blame them? You must visit some of the best Lebanese restaurants in Vancouver to get your fix.

The cuisine’s rich spices and savoury dishes make it the ultimate comfort food. If you’re looking for more hummus, falafels, baba ghanoush and shawarma in your life then look no further.


Lebanese Restaurants In Vancouver



This eatery is slowly taking over Vancouver with four locations—in Gastown, Yaletown, Mount Pleasant and Kitsilano. They serve up an epic brunch with a Breakfast Manoushe (grilled flat bread with lamb sausage and sautéed veggies. It’s then topped off with fresh arugula, tomatoes and two poached free-range eggs).

Their lunch and dinner menus don’t disappoint either. Try their Najib’s Special (crispy cauliflower tossed with lemon and sea salt, served with tahini) or Stuffed Eggplant (roasted eggplant with a spicy tomato and red pepper stuffing, topped with feta dressing and toasted walnuts). For dessert, try an assortment of bite-sized Lebanese pastries.



A popular spot with two locations at 2280 Commercial Drive and 1488 West 11th Avenue. Order their Makali to start, which is their signature deep-fried cauliflower tossed in pomegranate molasses. For dinner, they have a plethora of options including Shish Tawouk (yogurt marinated chicken breast skewers) and Riyash (lamb popsicles, rubbed with cinnamon, turmeric, & Greek yogurt). Save room for dessert, they’ve got Chocolate Rice Pudding and Baklava.

Aleph Eatery


Hit up this Middle Eastern eatery for some tasty grub. Start off with their Fattoush Salad (cucumbers, tomatoes, croutons, pomegranate vinaigrette). Share a bunch of plates with friends like their Turmeric Cauliflower, Halloumi Grilled Cheese and Silk Road (eggplant, labneh, hummus, zaatar, honey). Sweet treats include Sticky Coffee Date Cake and a Coconut Chocolate Tart. Find this gem at 1889 Powell Street.

Saj & Co


Lebanese food at its finest. Order up delicious cuisine at reasonable prices at this joint. They have a Hummus Plate, Tabbouleh Salad and a variety of dishes for both vegetarians and meat-eaters. Their menu also has an entire selection dedicated to cheese—including a Grilled Halloumi dish and a Feta Hummus, need we say more? Hit up this spot at 813 Davie Street.



It’s named after the classic Lebanese breakfast item that consists of a flatbread topped off with a special blend of dried thyme, sumac and sesame seeds mixed with oils. Choose from Jebneh (cheese), Labneh (Lebanese cream cheese), or Lahm Be Ajeen (thin crust meat pies). Top it off with a Nutella dessert with bananas. Find them at 620 Davie Street.

Paramount Fine Foods


Check out this Middle Eastern Restaurant for Lentil Soup, Musakaa (fried eggplant), Beef Shawarma, Falafel Wraps and much more. You won’t be disappointed. Make sure to indulge in something sweet afterwards with their Kinafe—a traditional pastry drizzled with sugar syrup and then put inside their Kaake bread. They’re located at 560 Robson Street.

For more delicious eats in Vancouver, check out where to get the most mouth-watering comfort food in the city.


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