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Best Of 2013: Mediterranean

Owners and chefs Mike Bergman and Pat Kennelly opened Mediterranean Café 14 years ago because they wanted to offer a healthier alternative to fast food. Today they use spices from the nearby Savory Spice Shop, and the well-tested recipes "are as good as they are going to get," says Kennelly. The veggie plate with falafel, hummus, baba ghanouj and dolmas rates as a favorite among vegans, while the half-falafel, half-gyro pita is also popular. When responding to customers who say the hummus is the best they've ever had, Kennelly says the tahini they use is more expensive than your typical version, and that they make their hummus fresh every day. Says Kennelly: "You cannot get hummus any fresher than that." — Darcie Mankell

Bites 2013: Half & Half Pita Sandwich

An ode to the indecisive: chewy lamb-and-beef gyro meat and crispy falafel pieces served inside a single pita. All the fixins are there, too: salty feta cheese crumbles, tomato, cucumber, giardiniera (pickled veggie mix). Plus three different sauces: semi-bitter tahini, zippy tzatziki and harissa hot chili sauce. It covers every flavor perception as a catch-all kingpin — and yes, we did just say "zippy" while employing three colons. ($6.50)

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