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Bilad Bakery & Restaurant

850 S. Greenville Ave.
Richardson, TX 75081
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  • 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Wednesday Closed Thursday
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack Food
  • No Alcohol
  • Reservations Not Necessary
This superb bakery in Richardson got its start turning out excellent samoon bread from Iraq and trays of delightful desserts like pistachio puffs and baklava. But for nearly a decade now, Bilad has also had an excellent kitchen serving Iraqi specialties, including some of the region’s better shawarma and falafel, zhug (an acidic hot pepper sauce), fresh tabbouleh and garlicky hummus. Kebab meat may look charred on the outside, but the interior is still perfectly tender. Grab a bag of that samoon bread as you leave, or visit the small grocery next door.

Top pick: The shawarma sandwiches, served in delightfully soft, fresh Iraqi bread, are $5.49 each, or you can buy five and get the sixth free.

The downside: If you’re planning to come for dinner, arrive early; Bilad closes at 8 p.m., and on slow nights service may wind down even earlier.

Fun fact: Bilad makes a point of feeding penniless customers or people experiencing homelessness free of charge.

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