We have found a favorite option for quick Middle Eastern food very close to us. Naf Naf Grill is a quick service, local chain with 7 locations in Chicagoland. The space is simple and clean, think Chipotle but with Middle Eastern food. The menu is also simple with a few meats which are offered as a platter with the option of a couple of sides or as a pita sandwich. They also offer a few salads, hummus and falafel. Everything we have tried has been fresh and delicious. The chicken shawarma is nicely seasoned and very tasty. The small pieces of chicken are also very tender, moist and not at all dry. The beef kifta kabab is also delicious with just the right amount of spice and seasoning. But, to be honest, the standouts are not the meats but the other offerings. First, the pita bread is absolutely heavenly!! It is pillow-y soft and light with just the right amount of chewiness. I could honestly eat just that! The hummus is smooth, creamy, and rich. The other highlight is the falafel; I have honestly never tasted falafel that is so crisp and light! Finally, the baklava is a nice slightly sweet ending to the wonderful meal. I know we will be back several times especially while we are living so close!
Naf Naf Grill
4430 Fox Valley Center Dr., Suite 101
Aurora, IL 60504