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Naan & Kabob, Afghan Food Cart at Ballston Metro - Closed.


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#1 DonRocks

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 11:59 AM

I'd originally gone to Pupatella today, but they were nowhere to be seen. On an adjacent corner of the square was a brand-new, shiny, white cart with green letters - Naan & Kabob.

The setup is fairly simple: pre-marinated meats cooked to order on a gas grill, pre-baked homemade naan wrapped in cloth, and metal trays full of basmati rice. Farzana takes the order, and Feroz grills the meats.

There are three to choose from - lamb ($8.99), chicken ($7.99), and kobeeda ($7.99), or you can opt for a combination of lamb and chicken ($11.99) like I did. Farzana asked me if I wanted the lamb cooked medium or well-done, so the choice is there. The only other menu items are hummos ($2.50) and baklava ($1.50).

The meats are nearly as good as you'd get over charcoal, and the rice in particular stands out from the norm. Afghan naan tends to dry quickly, and this suffers a bit from being transported, but it's good, honest bread, and the plastic container of green sauce is good when it's dumped all over the whole thing. A small side salad has decent greens, but bottled-tasting ranch dressing.

What a wonderful little surprise Naan & Kabob is - remember that its main competitors are Cosi and Ruby Tuesday.

And what's the deal with young couples with movie-star good looks opening up food carts in Ballston?!

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:28 PM

I'd originally gone to Pupatella today, but they were nowhere to be seen.

Their website says they're closed today to vote. But it sounds like things worked out for you with this new food cart discovery.

#3 DonRocks

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 11:03 AM

An update on Naan & Kabob: They now have a website, they've switched to oil-free naan, and they'll soon have kadu bouranee and chickpeas in addition to their kabobs. You can call ahead with your order at (703) 853-9398.

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 04:04 PM

If you're going to go to the Naan & Kabob food cart, then you'd better go tomorrow - click!

(Congratulations in advance, Feroz and Farzana.)

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