Former food cart Shah’s Halal gained such a following that it just opened up a new brick-and-mortar spot on Semple Street, and the early reviews are overwhelmingly positive. The authentic Middle Eastern cuisine features halal meats and locally sourced produce, which is why it’s a must-try eatery near Heritage Hills.

The warm customer service and cute streetside garden dining area are just added perks! Stop in and grab one of the platters for a filling and healthy lunch. Pick chicken, beef kofta, lamb, or fish, or skip the meat and opt for the crispy falafel packed with plant-based protein, courtesy of chickpeas. The protein comes accompanied by basmati rice and salad, plus your choice of toppings and sauces. Go with a classic like the tahini or try the signature white sauce or green chili chutney instead. When it comes to fresh toppings, your options range from cucumbers and onions to hummus and chickpeas. Prefer a sandwich, Order the gyro with your choice of meat tucked inside of warm pita bread. The eatery also dishes out classic American meals such as burgers and cheesesteaks if you’re not in the mood for Middle Eastern food.