Northsiders should be prepared to celebrate the newest non-taco-based addition to their dining scene. Golden Tajine offers a fully halal menu with plenty of vegetarian options priced affordably for dine-in or carry out. Tender pita sandwiches (think lamb gyro, chicken shawarma, falafel, or veggie artichoke) arrive bursting with romaine lettuce, tomatoes, lots of kalamata olives, onions, and creamy tzatziki sauce with an option of fiery harissa as well. Sides of hummus, baba ghanoush, and dolmas (vegetarian stuffed grape leaves) are available, as are salads and small bowls of mellow harira (lentil) soup. Stop in on Fridays and sample their couscous special—available vegetarian or with lamb. They’re open for lunch and dinner seven days, and late night (1:30 AM) on Fridays and Saturdays.
Golden Tajine, 3938 Spring Grove Ave., Northside, (513) 546-1403, thegoldentajine.com