This East Colfax establishment plates well-executed and hearty servings of all our favorite Middle Eastern dishes: house-made pita with za’atar, shawarma, gyros, kibbeh (ground beef and pine nuts), and baklava, to name a few. As the name suggests, the kabobs are not to be missed—especially the tasty lamb version that comes with salad and rice at lunch. Go with an empty belly at dinner to justify ordering a heaping appetizer of creamy, lemon-infused hummus with warm pita and a cup of Lebanese coffee. Did we mention the extensive wine list? It’s a coup among the Middle Eastern establishments around town.
Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill
As this fast-casual concept grows beyond its Colorado roots, we continue to visit for house-made pitas and sauces—and the free falafel while we’re deciding between shawarma and kabobs. Multiple locations.