Food Truck Friday: Authentic Middle-Eastern Cuisine, Straight From Baghdad - NBC Boston

Food Truck Friday: Authentic Middle-Eastern Cuisine, Straight From Baghdad

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    Sheherazad Co-owner Raad Al-Mumayiz said that food you'll find at the truck isn't just your typical shawarma or falafel and that there are more foods and spices to Middle-Eastern than what people may think.

    (Published Friday, Sept. 15, 2017)

    Raad Al-Mumayiz and Suhair Al-Mosully launched Sheherazad with the goal of bringing the authentic taste of Baghdad to Boston.

    Al-Mumayiz says the food you'll find on the food truck isn't just your typical shawarma or falafel and there are more foods and spices in Middle-Eastern cuisine than what people may think.

    "That region has an immense history and traditions for food," he said. "And what distinguishes this food is the use of the aromatic spices."

    Al-Mumayiz said the Middle-East being the crossroads for the spice route allowed for variety in the foods, like Iraqi red chicken, keema and kubba, all of which are on the truck.

    Al-Mosully said they two of them enjoy experimenting with new food and bringing specials depending on the season. 

    "That's what we really enjoy, to keep experimenting with our recipes and introducing new recipes," she said.

    Every year, they go to their grandson Alani's school picnic. He said his favorite food is the chicken wrap. He also got to cut the ribbon for the truck's opening in 2015.

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    Aside from your assortment of gyros, Zo Boston features several soups, including Avgolemono, a classic lemon chicken rice soup, and a veggie lentil soup.

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    The truck was selected best food truck in Boston last year by Boston Magazine. They also were awarded the same award in 2015, their first year on the road, by the Improper Bostonian.

    The Sheherazad food truck schedule is as followed:

    Monday

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    The Dining Car has been rooted in a variety of sandwiches and foods that Owner David Harnik says are inspired from dishes around the world.

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    11:30 a. m. - 2:00 p.m. - Greenway Hight Street/Rose Wharf

    Tuesday

    11:30 a. m. - 2:00 p.m. - Greenway Congress Street

    Wednesday

    11:30 a. m. - 2:00 p.m. - Greenway Dewey Square

    Thursday

    11:30 a. m. - 2:00 p.m. - Bedford/Aspentech

    Friday

    11:30 a. m. - 2:00 p.m. - Cambridge, 3rd & Binney 

    In addition, they do several food site rotations every month, catering events, weekend festivals and dinner shifts. They also vend at the Greenway Beer Garden, the Greenway open market, and SOWA. 

    For more on Sheherazad, visit their website.


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