Feel the need to spice up your lunch in the Rittenhouse Square area? Head below ground to Argan. There, owner Mounir Draissi will build from scratch your customized sandwich. With six meat options and three vegetarian spreads to pair with a choice of three (of about 10) vegetable toppings, combinations are almost infinite.
Stuffed in the home-made semolina-based Moroccan flatbread, the Slow Cooked Lamb is topped with grilled peppers and onions, marinated carrots, and slices of cucumber. The bread absorbs the saffron broth perfectly and doesn’t break. If brave enough, ask for a side of Shekshuka and lather it inside your sandwich. The flavors of the fire-roasted peppers, tomatoes, and garlic will make your lunch even more delectable.
Finish your meal with an authentic Moroccan mint tea and let its aroma transport you to Casablanca before coming back to reality. Then go back to work while thinking about what to have in your sandwich for your next visit at Argan.
132 S. 17th Street – Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Google Map)