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Kaddo Bourani, a Standout Pumpkin Dish at Helmand in Cambridge

Hub Grub Liz Bomze 2 comments

Not to be a downer on traditional holiday fare, but the redundancy of pumpkin ravioli, soup, cheesecake, bread, and pie leaves me bored with the season's favorite squash. At least, I was before I met kaddo bourani, a classic Afghan preparation that has become my favorite way to eat pumpkin. More

Date Night: Bamiyan

New York Jessica Allen and Garrett Ziegler Post a comment

These days New York offers plenty of options for the Afghan cuisine, but Bamiyan, in Kips Bay, is among the oldest and best. More

The Vegetarian Option: Bahar

New York Howard Walfish Post a comment

I've only ever eaten at one other Afghan restaurant, so I wasn't sure exactly what to expect from Bahar, which is tucked into a stretch of Coney Island Avenue lined with Pakistani and Bangladeshi eateries. In fact there are a lot of familiar-sounding options on their menu, particularly under the vegetarian section, but it all sounds like Indian food. They do offer sides of naan, and under beverages you can find a mango lassi, but I was determined to order something less ordinary. More

The Vegetarian Option: Khyber Pass

New York Maggie Hoffman 5 comments

[Photographs: Maggie Hoffman] Khyber Pass 34 Saint Marks Place, New York NY 10003 (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues; map); 212-473-0989; menu Cuisine: Afghan Veggie Options: 6 appetizers, several salads, about 10 entrées Cost: Appetizers around $6, veg entrées around $11... More

BYOB of the Week: Afghan Kebab House

New York Carey Jones Post a comment

Previous BYOBs Angelica Kitchen Sigiri Ivo & Lulu Gazala Place Tartine When you've exhausted Indian and tired of Turkish, Afghan is an exciting next step. I associate Afghan food with rich flavor and subtle spice, ingredients like pumpkin and... More

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