Massachusetts cafe amongst world’s greatest eating places, in keeping with Conde Nast – Boston 25 Information


BELMONT, Mass. – A family-owned restaurant in Belmont has landed on a list of the best in the world.

Conde Nast Traveler has placed Café Vanak on its 2022 map of the world’s best restaurants. The Belmont Street eatery was the only restaurant in New England to make it.

The list was compiled based on recommendations from celebrity chefs, cookbook authors, food show hosts and others who make their living through your taste buds.

“It’s brightly lit with bright posters of Persian food on the walls and you’ll usually find the owners’ family and friends happily eating right next to you!” Mina Stone, author of Cooking for Artists and owner of Mina’s in Queens, says of Café Vanak. “I had chicken kabab (joojeh), grilled tomatoes, saffron rice and a Shirazi salad – all delicious, juicy and perfect.”

Cafe Vanak serves halal dishes from Iran and the Middle East, according to its website. The restaurant is located at 271-275 Belmont St. in Belmont.

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