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While the City of Gold may be known for its vast array of intercontinental cuisine, good Middle Eastern food is admittedly hard to come by. That’s where Yalla comes in. This newly opened ‘kebab’ style restaurant offers mouth-watering, authentic Middle Eastern food that will more than satisfy all of your hummus needs.
The creamy hummus with just the right amount of garlic isn’t the only thing Yalla is worth visiting for though. It’s also home to the laffa – a type of flatbread that’s rolled and filled with meat and salad. Their filling options include beef, chicken, chilli chicken and even falafel, each of which you can pair with four salad items.
After something a bit lighter? Salad bowls and ‘make your own meze’ platter boxes are available too, as well as a selection of homemade dips like tzatziki, baba ghanoush, tahini and that hummus we just can’t get enough of. Their delicious French fries are an unexpected, but highly appreciated feature on the menu. Seriously … these fries are bound to become your new favourite! And did we mention the heart-shaped falafels?
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Yalla also offers a variety of smoothies with quirky names and even quirkier ingredients, from the the Everything I Avo Wanted blended with avocado and dates to the Pump Iron Boet made with whey protein, banana, peanut butter, yoghurt and cinnamon. Plus, the space is a gorgeous spot for some Instagram snaps – its Gen Z yellow interiors, pink neon signs that read ‘For the love of hummus’ and hanging bulb lights are expertly juxtaposed with the Middle Eastern inspired lamps.
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If you’re looking for something different for your lunch hour, we 100% recommend Yalla. Bonus: They deliver on UberEats!
Fairland Walk Shopping Centre, corner of Beyers Naude Drive & Willson Street, Fairland
011 478 7182
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