F, G, R at Fourth Ave.-9th St.
Kane St. to Clark St., Remsen St. to Smith St.
The original Fatoosh at the end of Atlantic Avenue anchors a flagship strip of Middle Eastern eats, but both of the kebab and meze stop’s locations prepare the region’s fast food with a thoughtful, homemade touch. Pillowy pitas are hand-rolled and baked throughout the day, kebabs are marinated for hours and grilled to order, and salads like parsley-full tabouleh and fava-bean foule soak in just the right ratio of lemon juice and olive oil. Most portions are big enough to last two meals, like football-size pita sandwiches and massive falafel platters pairing tangy hummus with pleasantly fiery ground red peppers. Fatoosh claims to have created the revolutionary “pitza,” but pita crusts are piled with mozzarella cheese and blobs of spinach and meats to little effect; it’s better to stick with the classics. The location is cozy, with a half-dozen tables covered in colorful tapestries, and does a brisk takeout and delivery business.Recommended Dishes
Chicken pita sandwich, $7.35; lamb sausage, $10, tabouleh, $4.35