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Bilad Bakery & Restaurant

850 S. Greenville Ave.
Richardson, TX 75081
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  • 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily.
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack Food
  • No Alcohol
  • Reservations Not Necessary
The Top 100 Dallas Restaurants, No. 41: 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.

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: Grab a bag of the extraordinary Iraqi bread on your way out the door, or step into the small grocery store next door.

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