Best of Boston

2014 Best Middle Eastern Restaurant

Garlic 'n Lemons

Let us, for a moment, break down this spot’s chicken shawarma sandwich: rotisserie-carved poultry, crunchy pickled turnips, fragrant sumac-spiced onions, a handful of fresh produce, and garlic sauce, all layered strategically within crisp saj bread. While this one stunning sandwich alone justifies the long ride on the B Line, the menu’s other Lebanese specialties, such as deep-fried cauliflower and crisp falafel, are equally alluring.

133 Harvard Ave., Allston, 617-783-8100,