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The Ultimate Guide

In the mood for Lebanese? Here are five places to satisfy your cravings. Read more

Natalie’s / 807 Millersport Highway / Amherst / 446-9715

Unassuming strip-mall space between campuses of University at Buffalo has shawarma, souvlaki and gyro, but also offers one of the most extensive vegetarian menus in town, including hummus, falafel and four kinds of housemade veggie burgers.

Venus / 3500 Main St. / Buffalo / 831-8100

Run by Egyptians, this little storefront across Main Street from the University at Buffalo's South Campus offers an array of Middle Eastern and Greek grilled meats, salads and rice dishes.

Amy’s Place / 3234 Main St / 832-6666

Longtime University Heights student place has a strong streak of Lebanese dishes amid its eclectic vegetarian-friendly cafe menu. Hummus, tabouli, lebneh and spinach pie are among the Mediterranean offerings.

Rachel's Cafe & Deli / multiple locations / www.rachelsny.com

Quick-serve operation, like a Lebanese Chipotle, dishing up souvlaki, kabobs, gyro and falafel sandwiches, plates and salads. Locations include 235 Delaware Ave., 768-3852; 5953 Main St., Williamsville, 635-1100; and 3860 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg, 464-3857.

Mezza / 929 Elmwood Ave. / Buffalo / 885-4400

Full-service Lebanese restaurant with bar and hookah lounge. Broad menu of appetizers, salads, grilled meats and seafood.

Byblos / 270 Campbell Blvd. / Getzville / 636-3102

The longest-running Lebanese restaurant in town is in a former farmhouse not far from the 990. From beef-topped hummus to grape leaves to baklava, it’s got the Lebanese basics covered. Full bar.

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    > 5 places to eat Lebanese food

    Which one of the six should we avoid, then? . . .