Beef Shawarma Plate from Bay State Shawarma on Water Street in Worcester, MA

I always say, if you crave the dish the next day, you had a great meal. Well it’s been five days and I’m, still craving my dish I had at this month’s Foodies stop, Bay State Shawarma and Grill at 86 Water Street. This Middle Eastern eatery has been serving Worcester’s Middle Eastern appetite with fresh homemade food and baked goods for over twelve years. A casual dining atmosphere, much like a delicatessen, where the eater orders from the front counter and waits to be called by number to get their dish.

My experience began with an appetizer of vegetarian Grape Leaves. Stuffed with rice, mint, tomato, parsley & spices; a squeeze of lemon complimented the already flavorful dish. A must try!

For my entrée I chose the Beef Shawarma Plate. Fresh beef shaved from the rotating grill behind the counter; loaded with spices and presented over a bed of rice pilaf. Each dinner entree is served with a small Middle Eastern salad, hummus, vegetables and pita bread.

Friendly hosts, extremely reasonable prices and amazing food in a warm atmosphere, I cannot say enough about Bay State Shawarma. If you enjoy Middle Eastern food, you will not be disappointed.