Manchester, NH *NEW lunch dinner counter at Spice Center - "Bierut Shuwarma" - Awesome!!!
I went into the Spice Center in Maple Plaza today (Maple and Valley St). There is a new lunch dinner counter that is unbelievable - everything looks fantastic, I had such a hard time deciding. I really wanted a falafel but wanted to try something I've never had before. I got a chicken shawarma wrap - OMG, had to have been the best sandwich I may have ever had. The flavors were fantastic, garlic, pickled something, lettuce, tomato - excellent chicken. The wrap too was maybe grilled, it was almost like a big spring roll. The stuffed cabbage looked excellent, as did the grape leaves and those stuffed pockets ( they had maybe 5 different kinds). They had several dinner plates, many wraps, some desserts - all sorts of wonderful things. I cannot wait to try others, I was torn between beef shawarma or chicken - I can't tell you how fantastic this was. has anyone else been?
Tried Zuruna's (100 Hanover St) yesterday for lunch and really enjoyed it (my mother and grandmother are Lebanese). We had the Zuruna variety platter with hummos, baba ganoush (with pomegranite seeds - yumm!), falafel, grapeleaves and tabouli. All were fresh, well prepared and flavorful - lots of lemon and garlic. Would definitely recommend. Would have liked to have tried their baklava, but was too full.
Whoa - that sounds amazing and something I haven't had in a long time. Love shawarma and falafel, hopefully it was the traditional pickled turnips in the sandwich. I haven't been to that spice store for a long time.
Is this new thing a prepared deli counter where you pay for the amount of whatever you pick out? Or a set price for plates with your choice of items?
you said lunch dinner counter, so are they actually open at night for dinner past 6pm ?
thanks for any more info
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How many seats does it have? This must be a relatively new change for the place as we were there a few months back and there wasn't a counter, just the deli case in the back. Very exciting!
Ok, just tried a couple more things - Loving this place!!! Stuffed cabbage is excellent, nice flavors - I believe rice and pork, maybe just rice and herbs. I only tried it as I'm saving it for dinner. I did have the falafel and loved it. Nice crisp crunch but warm and tender insides of the falafel itself, nice crisp crunchy vegies, tahini throughout and pickled turnip. It's done in a wrap which is excellent for driving with one hand on the wheel. They are open til 8pm, closed on Mondays - come summertime, will stay open later. People are very nice and friendly. I'm loving this place, great great value and excellent fresh chow. I can't wait to try more.