This place is amaze-balls. If you've been following my blog, I told myself that I'd take the time to visit some vegan places around town. Shouk is fairly new...they opened this past summer and located in Mount Vernon.
This isn't your ordinary Mediterranean food. It's plant-based and very filling at that. Upon entering you can instantly smell all the spice-full aroma in the room. I picked out the cauliflower pita bread. It was a mix of roasted tomatoes, scallions, tahini and jalapeno oil. Don't worry the jalapeno is not spicy at all.
The menu is pretty tasty. The meat-less offerings are so yummy you do not have to worry about not getting stuffed because Shouk blends ingredients with other proteins like lentils, potatoes, beans, mushrooms and chickpeas into something so comforting, but vegan!
They not only serve pita breads, but salads and have side appetizers that include polenta friends, pizza pita, harissa and more. P.S. the market sodas are homemade. It was really fresh and sweetened to a natural liking and trust me I hate soda--so this was just an extra thumbs up for me,