Middle Eastern Food

According to Wikipedia, Middle Eastern Food  “is diverse while having a degree of homogeneity. It includes Arab, Iranian/Persian, Israeli, Jewish, Assyrian, Armenian, Kurdish, Cypriot, Azerbaijani and Turkish cuisines. In 2017, Middle Eastern cuisine was claimed by many sources to be one of the most popular and fastest growing ethnic cuisines in the US.

Some commonly used ingredients include olives and olive oil, pitas, honey, sesame seeds, dates, sumac, chickpeas, mint, rice, and parsley. Some popular dishes include kebabs, dolma, baklava, yogurt, doner kebab, shawarma and Mulukhiyah.”

You can also visit our Lebanese Food section for Lebanese specific food

Watch this video as a volunteer at the St. Elias Melkite Catholic Church Festival shows how to prepare a tasty Middle Eastern dish – green beans with meat on rice.


Watch this video for an explanation of Middle Eastern (Lebanese) pastries at a Middle East Festival in Cleveland Ohio.  Pastries include Namoura, Ballourieh, Baklava, Bird’s Nest, Burma and more.






See more of the Middle Eastern community of Cleveland