Sabra restaurant in Newton, MA is always a safe bet for a delicious meal that is sure to please Omnivores and Vegans alike. They have a small section for Vegetarians that mostly consists of vegan items. Luckily, they rarely use egg and dairy in their dishes, only when necessary. They are also very open about the ingredients in the food and are quick to answer which ones are in fact vegan. The dinner is never very crowded and when we go, we are in fact the only diners in the restaurant. Their lunch buffet is way busier, as it consists of many options at a very low price.
We began the meal with the Falafel appetizer ($7).
The appetizer was fantastic. The balls were very crispy on the outside and were soft and moist inside. There was a generous coating of hummus, which added a light, savory flavor and a mild spice.
Next, I had my favorite entree, the Pumpkin Kibbee ($13).
The pumpkin kibbee was almost like a Mediterranean lasagna, with each layer having its own unique flavor. The pumpkin was soft and crumbly and had a lovely sweetness. The spinach interior was well-cooked and sauteed and coated in a light spice. The accompanying salad was delicious and the dressing had a strong herb taste and was very salty.
Lastly, I tried my dad's entree, the Vegetarian Mousaka ($13).
The mousaka was wonderful, although Sabra's version is more of a stir-fry than a Greek lasagna. The eggplant was soft and well-cooked and coated in delectable seasonings. The accompanying rice had a lovely chickpea concoction that had a light tomato flavor.
Overall, I really enjoyed the meal. Everything was tasty and composed of Authentic Mediterranean spices and flavorings. We used a $10 restaurant.com gift certificate, which made the meal a little cheaper. The entrees are on the pricey side, but well worth it. I will definitely return on my next visit to Boston.