In search of a new favorite Middle Eastern spot?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Middle Eastern restaurants around Baltimore, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're on the hunt.
1. Mediterranean Halal Food Cart
Topping the list is Mediterranean Halal Food Cart. Located at 2 Hopkins Place in downtown Baltimore, the street vendor and halal and Mediterranean spot is the highest-rated cheap Middle Eastern restaurant in Baltimore, boasting 4.5 stars out of 182 reviews on Yelp.
Yelp can tell you more about Mediterranean Halal Food Cart.
"We specialize in Mediterranean food, and all our meat is halal," the business notes on Yelp in the section about specialties.
2. Yomna's Halal Gyro Cart
Next up is downtown's Yomna's Halal Gyro Cart, situated at 92 Market Place. With 4.5 stars out of 71 reviews on Yelp, the food truck and halal and Mediterranean spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an inexpensive option.
Yelp offers more information about Yomna's Halal Gyro Cart.
As to what the business is known for, "We specialize in halal homemade wraps, gyros and rice platters. We are serving the best gyros in the area; just give it a try!" it states on Yelp in the section about specialties. "We have two more locations; one is behind Baltimore City Hall at 72 Guilford Avenue, and the other one is next to the State Building at 301 W. Preston St."
3. Halal Brothers
Halal Brothers, a food truck and halal spot that offers falafel and more in Washington Hill, is another affordable go-to, with four stars out of 12 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1925 McElderry St. to see for yourself.
Look to Yelp for more information on Halal Brothers.
"Halal Brothers is about bringing faith, food and people together in the most delicious way possible," the business explains in the history section of its Yelp profile. "Our two head chefs (Zoubir & Fares) bring their Morrocan and Tunisian childhoods to life in every plate they cook. Come get a taste of certified halal meats cooked fresh daily and served with organic basmati rice, fresh local vegetables and handmade breads!"