Location: PSU Park Blocks next to Smith Center
(SW Park and SW Harrison)
Description: Lebanese food. An oldie but a goodie on the cart scene at PSU, food here was once petty mediocre but has improved quite a bit in the past few years.
Expect your usual falafel, sharwarma, hummus, etc. Food comes in either huge “plate” portions ($5.00 – $8.00) or in wrapped flatbread sandwiches ($5.00). The downside of Basha’s is that Gyros are nothing special, but the bread does taste fresh. The upside to Basha’s is that they have a ton of different hot sauces to add to your heart’s delight. This cart is also a little too fond of the amount of tahini they use in their hummus and baba ganouj for my tastes, but no matter. Food here is cheap, it’s filling, it’s relatively healthy and fast. What more do you want?
Sandwiches – $5.00 – Chicken shawarma, kafta, falafel, gyros, hummus, baba ganouj, feta cheese
Plates – $3.00 – $8.00 -Chicken Shawarma or garlic chicken ($6.00), Kafta ($6.00), Lamb Shank ($7.50), Gyros ($6.00)
Basha Plate Special ($8.50) comes with choice of meat, hummus, falafel, basamati rice, vegetables, bread and sauces
Spinach pie ($3.50) – spinach, red onions and spices baked in homeade dough
Meza Vegetarian ($7.00) falafel, hummus, baba ganouj, stuffed grape leaves
Soups – $3.50 – Vegetarian lentil served with pita
Baklava – (sorry didn’t catch the price)
Hours: Mon-Fri lunch-late afternoon