Aleph Middle Eastern Eatery
Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Vegetarian
Owned by a husband-wife team, Aleph Middle Eastern Eatery is a true delight on many levels. At the helm of this charming spot is Palestinian born Lebanese chef (and owner) Haitham El Khatib and his... Read More
Owned by a husband-wife team, Aleph Middle Eastern Eatery is a true delight on many levels. At the helm of this charming spot is Palestinian born Lebanese chef (and owner) Haitham El Khatib and his wife Fiona, a Vancouverite. The space itself is fresh and simple, leaving plenty of room for the dishes to really shine. The cozy, open kitchen gives diners a glimpse of what's to come-the authentic saj bread oven from Lebanon is an eye-catcher. Made fresh and brushed with olive oil and zaatar, the saj bread is the perfect mix of chewy and soft with a few crispy blisters. The menu tempts with mezzes like the Silk Road (eggplant, labneh, hummus, zaatar and honey) that's perfect for dunking said saj. The fattoush salad offers a clean and crisp intermission before tucking into main plates like tomato kibbeh and turmeric cauliflower.
- Vegetarian: "It can get pretty busy in there so go early to avoid a wait."
- Best for Vegetarian Because: At brunch, Aleph Middle Eastern Eatery's Medi Benny is a delicious and unique twist on a brunch classic. The turmeric "hollandaise" is a pleasant surprise.