Apo Kilic, formerly co-owner of Turkish Meze in Mamaroneck, has opened this counter-style, bargain Turkish eatery in downtown White Plains. Chicken gyros, lamb and beef kebabs, and stuffed cabbage are dishes to try. Don’t miss the daily made baklava and rice pudding that make up the short dessert list. Open daily for lunch and dinner (until 3 am Thurs through Sat). Reservations accepted.
Best of Westchester
Best Falafel 2009
If your taste buds were scarred by the bland, dry—yet somehow still greasy—falafels that haunted your college flirtation with vegetarianism, then check out Turkish Cuisine Westchester. Sure, the dish is vegetarian, but Turkish Cuisine’s falafels are greaseless, golden, fluffy balls of chickpeas, mint, and parsley, arriving perfectly dressed in a lush tahini/yogurt sauce. They’re so delicious, they might even tempt you back to those black, vintage Cure T-shirts.
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