Last week, I went to dinner with my parents. Normally that means Baker’s Square, but dad didn’t want to do that again. We searched online for a bit and mom came across Mishkenut Mediterranean. She and dad had gone there for lunch one day and had said they would go back and never had. I honestly was a little surprised because mom’s really picky, but then again, Mediterranean food does include pasta.
The restaurant itself is actually really small; I think it can almost fit in my apartment. You can tell it used to be something else, but they did their best at trying to cover up the pipes on the ceiling.
I got eggplant falafal and taboula salad, dad got a lamb sandwich, and mom got the lasagna (she wanted linguini but they didn’t have it that night). I loved my falafal sandwich. I’ve had quite a few different falafals and this one was one of the best. It was warm and perfectly seasoned and the eggplant almost melted in my mouth. The taboula had a citrus kick to it, so I took it home with a fresh pita to dip it in, which is the only way to eat it, in my opinion. Dad really liked his lamb and said that it didn’t have too much of a lamb flavor to it (is that good? I don’t eat lamb). Mom’s spinach lasagna was made fresh on the spot and is different than the normal lasagna we’re used to here. It didn’t have that much cheese or sauce, but it had good flavor. I had a bite and actually didn’t think the cooked spinach was that gross. At the end of the meal, they give you some dark chocolate covered peanuts which I thought were fantastic.
Mishkenut is located on 221 Ridge in Munster and is open every day. Their prices are pretty good, we paid around $40 for the three of us. I’d suggest visiting if you’re ever in the area.