If you live around Melrose and Fairfax, Ta-eem is a secret you have tried to keep to yourself for as long as possible. This order-at-the-counter and completely Kosher Mediterranean restaurant is home to some of our favorite shawarma in the city, and a $17 dinner plate that comes with hummus, Israeli salad, and basically an entire plastic bag of pita bread. Come peak dinner rush, the large space is slammed with every family in the neighborhood, but if you can weather that storm, there are always a few open tables in the back to take over.
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