Nashville, TN
Nashville, TN

Shawarma Falafel Plate


Istanbul Shawarma

Shawarma Falafel Plate

Istanbul Shawarma
5055 Broadway Place, Assembly Food Hall
Nashville, Tennessee, 37203
(615) 557-6495
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It’s two, two, two flavor wallops in one. Shawarma is the Middle Eastern cousin of the Greek gyro, but with a more complex spicing structure. As shawarma goes, this was top notch! It had a wonderful juicy texture and when paired with the falafel you have a formidable flavor marriage. Falafel, made of chickpeas, has its roots in Coptic Christianity, where it was used as a replacement for meat during fasting or Lent. The salad of red cabbage, pickled red onion and feta cheese adds the perfect texture and crisp flavor highlights needed to propel this into a singularly wonderful tasty meal. Plus I found it in a food court! The next time you need a singularly excellent flavor explosion, go to Istanbul Shawarma. Your mouth will thank you for it.

DISHED UP BY...

Brad Blankenship

Brad Blankenship is a retired integrative medicine doctor who has resided in Nashville for over 50 years. He, along with his wife Lulu Burns-Keller travel the US in search of new flavors. Together, they write, photograph and review for Beyondish in the Nashville area and beyond.

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