The founders of Shuk have quite literally transported the feel of Jerusalem’s Shuk –the iconic Mahane Yehuda Market—to Warsaw. The bustle, the culinary richness of the East Mediterranean is evident in this expansive space, the ornateness of the condiments on the shelves, colorful vegetables on the counter, and the well-stocked bar adding to the visual backdrop to a stunning vegetarian and vegan menu. Dishes here encompass influences from Tunisia, Greece, and Turkey to Lebanon and Israel; here hummus is married to beetroot, and the baba ghanoush reflects a subtle perfection not found elsewhere. The vast array of appetizing mezze, or main dishes such as the moussaka and the varied shaksuka are all intensely flavorful and rejuvenating. During the evening hours the bar takes on a quiet dominance, with an intelligent crowd that knows the uniqueness of this place. Truly a class apart!