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Fast-Casual Anita’s Kitchen Outpost Debuts in Detroit Next Week

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A falafel bowl at AK Takeaway.
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The fast-casual spinoff of Ferndale Lebanese favorite Anita’s Kitchen is preparing to open in downtown Detroit next week. Co-owner Jennifer Wegrzyn tells Eater that AK Takeaway will debut for lunch service at 150 W. Jefferson on Monday, June 18.

AK Takeaway is a counter service restaurant geared primarily towards carryout customers living and working in downtown. Designed by D Met Studio, the restaurant will seat 20 customers inside with an additional 20 seats on the patio.

The lunch menu will feature many of Anita’s Kitchen’s most popular carryout items including chicken shawarma, chicken feta fattoush salad, and quinoa tabbouleh. Many of the items are vegetarian, vegan, halal, antibiotic-free, and gluten-free. AK Takeaway is also introducing seven different grain bowls such as a falafel with tabbouleh, hummus, and mujadra (a mixture of lentils, groats, rice, and onions). The restaurant will also offer soups and sides including kafta meatballs and wings. Prices range between $6 and $13 for most meals.

AK Takeaway plans to expand into breakfast following the initial opening. Scope out the full lunch menu below.

AK Takeaway is located at 150 W. Jefferson; open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; breakfast will begin shortly after the opening and will run from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.

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AK Takeaway

150 W. Jefferson, Detroit, MI

Anita's Kitchen

22651 Woodward Avenue, , MI 48220 (248) 548-0680 Visit Website