November 01, 2021

Afandi Serves Beautiful Middle Eastern Food with Deep History [PHOTOS]

The pastries alone are enough to make the visit to Afandi worth it, but that's only part of the story.

Read Cheryl Baehr's review: "Afandi's Middle Eastern Cuisine Showcases Generations of Talent"

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Fried red snapper with biryani rice, bulgur, pickles and arugula.
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Fried red snapper with biryani rice, bulgur, pickles and arugula.
A selection of items from Afandi Sweets & Cafe: shredded lamb and freekeh, selection of salads, assortment of baklava and Arabic tea.
Mabel Suen
A selection of items from Afandi Sweets & Cafe: shredded lamb and freekeh, selection of salads, assortment of baklava and Arabic tea.
Chef-owner Jwamer Rasheed.
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Chef-owner Jwamer Rasheed.
A selection of baklava and sweets including pistachio, walnut and chocolate varieties.
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A selection of baklava and sweets including pistachio, walnut and chocolate varieties.
Lamb shank with cinnamon and lemon.
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Lamb shank with cinnamon and lemon.
A selection of vegetable sides including pickled vegetables, roasted eggplant, shirazi salad and tabbouleh.
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A selection of vegetable sides including pickled vegetables, roasted eggplant, shirazi salad and tabbouleh.
Housemade baklava with pistachios.
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Housemade baklava with pistachios.
Noveen Rasheed serving Arabic tea.
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Noveen Rasheed serving Arabic tea.
Each order of baklava gets a final drizzle of honey.
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Each order of baklava gets a final drizzle of honey.
Each order of baklava gets a final drizzle of honey.
Mabel Suen
Each order of baklava gets a final drizzle of honey.