01 of 07
Inspired by the middle eastern restaurants that line the streets of Brooklyn and Manhattan in New York City, this NYC-style falafel sandwich recipe is delicious. Freshly fried Falafel balls join together with pickled and fresh veggies and a garlic-lemon tahini dressing, all stuffed in a warm pita which can be drizzled with optional hot sauce. Wrapped in aluminum foil to help keep the messiness down and all the goodies inside, simply peel back the foil to eat it.
02 of 07
Crispy lamb burgers that you can cook on the grill or in a cast-iron skillet on the stovetop are placed in a toasted ciabatta bun. It's topped with rich tzatziki, refreshing mint, sweet roasted tomatoes, and spicy red onions. Deliciousness in every single bite, this recipe only makes one burger, but can easily be scaled up to make more. Add some feta cheese or crumbled ricotta salata for the cheese lovers in the group.
03 of 07
Stuffed with fresh homemade tzatziki sauce, freshly made tabbouleh, feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, lettuce, and red onion, along with a lot of fresh herbs, this Middle Eastern Vegeteranian Pita will knock your socks off! To get the full flavor of the tabbouleh, let it sit for at least 30 minutes before putting it in the sandwich. Warm up the pita, add the ingredients, and enjoy bite by bite. For a bit of heat, drizzle on some falafel hot sauce.
04 of 07
Freshly marinated and grilled chicken tenderloins are packed into a warm fresh pita and topped with tzatziki, tomato, onion, lettuce, and fresh dill. This tasty creation is called a Greek chicken souvlaki gyro sandwich. Be sure to plan accordingly so you can marinate the chicken for 30 minutes in olive oil, Greek seasoning, and lemon juice. A piece of aluminum foil wrapped around the sandwich helps keep the shape and some of the messiness down.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
05 of 07
This delectable lamb gyro is filled with crispy slices of spiced lamb, tomatoes, red onions, tzatziki sauce, cucumbers, spinach, and feta cheese. Choose between white or whole wheat pita and assemble, folding the gyro in half and wrapping with foil or wax paper. Scale the recipe up as needed and serve this sandwich with a potato salad or Greek fries.
06 of 07
If you've never experienced the taste of shawarma, then you're truly in for a thrilling mouthfeel. This chicken shawarma is made with thinly sliced chicken that has been marinated overnight in a delicious yogurt sauce, then cooked. Fresh ripe tomatoes, crispy cucumbers, crunchy pickles, sliced onion, and herbs are placed in pita bread along with the chicken, then smeared with a lemon garlic tahini sauce.
07 of 07
The Sabich sandwich consists of pita bread filled with fried eggplant, hard-boiled eggs, chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, hummus, drizzled with tahini sauce and an amba (mango) sauce. If you can't find the amba sauce, you can substitute mango chutney in its place. This Iraqi-Israeli creation is eaten throughout the day and commonly sold by street vendors at the markets.