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Eat this Now: Cauliflower Shawarma


Cauliflower Shawarma
Photo by Brent Holmes


Most Las Vegans, I wager, will never taste a pita sandwich from a Cairo food cart. Any of us, however, can order from the Egyptian street food section of POTs’ all-vegan menu. The star of that section is the pita sandwich with a cruciferous vegetable where the chicken should be. The cauliflower gives it meaty bulk. A light dusting of savory breading gives it an earthy crunch. And the labna dressing, salata baladi (like cucumber pico de gallo), and arugula toppings round it out with creamy, peppery crunch. Everything about this dish is perfect, except maybe… the price. It’s not outrageous at $7.99, but that’s with no sides, and the fries — a must-have — are an extra $5.99. Still, if you’re the type who appreciates fresh-baked pita bread and hand-chopped vegetables, you’ll find it well worth the $15 tab. 1745 S. Rainbow Blvd., Heidi Kyser

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