Aladdin’s Eatery

Written by on February 25, 2013 in I Eat America, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

( – Shirlington Village, Arlington, Virginia


How I heard of this place: My good friend and Arlingtonian gourmand invited us to join him before his LivingSocial deal expired.

Type of cuisine: “Our intention at Aladdin’s Eatery [where they serve Lebanese/American food] is to provide our customers with unique natural foods of the Middle East, while at the same time cater to their increased awareness and concern regarding health and nutrition.”

Aladdin’s Eateries feature distinctive rolled pita sandwiches, pita pockets, and “Pitza’s” made with homemade pita bread. The pita bread contains no fat, cholesterol, or oil. No sulfites or preservatives are used. Only fresh vegetables and meats appear on the menus. Over seventy menu items are Vegetarian or Vegan. Imported olive oil is used for both homemade salad dressings and saute’s. Aladdin’s Eatery offers twelve varieties of natural herb teas without artificial flavoring or preservatives. Juices are squeezed to order to ensure maximum freshness. In addition to the best tasting Lebanese/American food, Aladdin’s Eateries also offer the unique “Smoothies,” a tantalizing blend of fresh fruits and juices.

Good tasting, high quality and exciting meals are only the beginning. The menu also features a wide variety of meals suitable for Gluten Free, Diabetic and Heart healthy diets. Aladdin’s Eateries emphasizes simplicity in both customer service and preparation. Return customers are the lifeblood of the business. Quality, consistency and friendly service keeps them.”

Aladdin's Inside

Ambiance:Aladdin’s Eatery Systems, Inc. strives to lead the way in serving healthy, nutritious Lebanese/American food in a relaxed, casual and smoke-free atmosphere with superior service. Founded in 1994 by Fady and Sally Chamoun, their dream has become a highly successful business promoting health and friendliness.”

Enviro Friendly

Aladdin’s Eatery is environmentally friendly, smoke-free and uses recycled non-food products.

Aladdin’s Eatery maintains an affordable, elegant, yet casual atmosphere.

Aladdin’s Eatery supports its community through involvement in community social events.”

What I ordered: My husband started with a tall glass of freshly squeeze orange juice ($4.25), and when I sampled it, I, too, had to have my own! For our main entrees, my husband, again, knew exactly what he wanted: the Mediterranean Beef Kafta Plate ($15.25) withl inks of char-grilled ground lean beef mixed with onions, parsley, herbs and spices, served with seasoned white rice with vermicelli and garnished with pine nuts, almonds and a hint of cinnamon. His choice of Garlic Sauce and a helping of pita on the side.


Our local gourmand selected the Hummos Shawarma Plate ($12.55) – Hummus topped with Shawarma, pine nuts, diced tomato, and parsley – and served with pita bread. He requested the additional side of Garlic Sauce ($0.75), as did me and my husband!

Hummos Shawarma

His flatmate chose Jasmine’s Favorite ($9.95) with Shawarma (additional $4.30), which included a fresh mix of cooked beans, vegetables tossed in rice seasoned with a blend of herbs and spices.

Jasmine's Shawarma

I selected the same with Tawook (chicken).

Jasmine's Tawook

What I loved: Garlic Sauce. We brought home the leftovers and indulged the next evening!

Plenty for Leftovers!

Why I loved it: Simple yet classy atmosphere with a plethora of Mediterranean-inspired dishes that everyone will love.

Cost: Average ($10-$15 per dinner entree)

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