Barada Kabob in Valparaiso, Indiana

Barada Kabob in Valparaiso, Indiana

The Barada platter is a good way to sample Barada Kabob's food.

The Barada platter is a good way to sample Barada Kabob’s food.

One of the advantages of living in a college town, especially when the college draws a sizable international population, is that interesting new dining choices start to appear.

Such is the case with Barada Kabob in Valparaiso, Indiana, which opened near Valparaiso University.

Barada Kabob in Valparaiso, Indiana

Barada Kabob features a variety of choices that are commonly served in the Mediterranean and Middle East, including shawarma, falafel, hummus and tabbouleh. Best of all, most of the items on the menu are only about $3 and take just minutes to serve.

I decided to try the falafel, which is fried spiced ground chickpeas wrapped  in their saj bread. I also ordered hummus, which is ground chickpeas and olive oil served with pita bread, as well as the Barada cheese, which is fried puff pastry stuffed with cheese and parsley.

My wife got the Barada platter, which features two vertically-grilled beef skewers served over basmati rice, with sides of hummus and tabbouleh (a parsley-based salad).

Valparaiso, Indiana Restaurant

Falafel at Barada Kabob in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Falafel at Barada Kabob in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Barada Kabob did a lot of carry-out business while we were there, but there are about a dozen counter seats that face Lincolnway.

You can eat and watch the activity along Valparaiso’s main street.

The restaurant has proven popular with both Valparaiso University students (international and local) and community residents.

The east end of Lincolnway, near the university, now has a variety of restaurants, including a Chinese buffet, a Cajun cuisine restaurant and a café.

Go There

Barada Kabob in Valparaiso, Indiana serves up great food.

Barada Kabob in Valparaiso, Indiana serves up great food.

Barada Kabob in Valparaiso, Indiana prides itself on its friendly service and fresh ingredients. It is worth checking out!

This Porter County restaurant is open for lunch and dinner.

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Barada Kabob
55 University Drive, Suite 100 (at Lincolnway)
Valparaiso, IN 46383
219.299.2247

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About the Author:

Ken Kosky is promotions director for Indiana Dunes Tourism, the destination marketing organization for Porter County, IN. Prior to joining the tourism team, he was a writer for The Times of Northwest Indiana.

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