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Austin's 4 favorite spots to find cheap Middle Eastern food

Photo: MezzeMe/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on April 17, 2020.

Looking for a sublime Middle Eastern meal near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Middle Eastern restaurants around Austin, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're on the hunt.

1. MezzeMe

Photo: mezzeme/Yelp

Topping the list is MezzeMe. Located at 4700 W. Guadalupe St., Suite 9 in Triangle State, the Mediterranean, Turkish and Greek spot is the highest-rated low-priced Middle Eastern restaurant in Austin, boasting 4.5 stars out of 335 reviews on Yelp. 

The site can tell you a thing or two more about MezzeMe.

"Founder Mahmud Ugur's passion for food began in his Grandmother's kitchen," the business states on Yelp, this time in the bio section of its profile. "Sneaking "appetizing" bites before the meal was served, he didn't want to wait and now, you don't have to. Mahmud brings his love of flavor and family together so you can enjoy a seat at the table without the wait."

Concerning signature items, "At Mezzeme we offer unique, exciting dishes that live in the spirit of old-world Turkish Mediterranean cuisine but boast local flare. Farm-fresh and locally sourced, we believe cooking with healthy, locally sourced food is not only good for the body but good for the community," it states on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties.

2. Halal Time

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Next up is East Cesar Chavez's Halal Time, situated at 1501 E. Sixth St. With five stars out of 109 reviews on Yelp, the food truck and halal spot, serving falafel and more, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a cheap option. 

The site has lots more information about Halal Time.

"I'm always ready to meet my customers, with a big smile, ready to listen to their opinion about everything deals with my food, service and how to expand in the future," the business notes in the bio section of its Yelp profile.

Furthermore, we found this about the business's signature items: "We do have one of the best Mediterranean food in Austin, our rice, falafel and shawarma are very distinguished, people love to come at here for the friendly service," it states on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties.

3. Kismet Cafe

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Hancock's Kismet Cafe, located at 1000 E. 41st St., Suite 200, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the cheap halal, Mediterranean and Greek spot 4.5 stars out of 247 reviews.

If you're hungry for more, we found these details about Kismet Cafe.

We found this about the business's signature items: "Halal middle eastern, Mediterranean, Greek food," it writes on Yelp in the section about specialties.

4. The Halal Gurus

Photo: abid u./Yelp

The Halal Gurus, a food truck, halal and Mediterranean spot in Dawson, is another much-loved, affordable go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 243 Yelp reviews. Head over to 539 W. Oltorf South to see for yourself. 

The site has lots more information about The Halal Gurus.

"Cooking was my hobby when I established this food truck and now it’s my passion to serve people of Austin with the best Mediterranean made with love," the business writes on Yelp, this time in the bio section of its profile.

As to what the business is known for, "Delicious and tasty gyros, chicken, kebabs. We sell only halal food," it writes on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties.


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