Balkan Treat Box, Webster Grove, MO
I was told that the suburbs of St. Louis had a huge population of people from the Balkans and that this place was especially good. Yes, it was!
The line at Balkan Treat Box was out the door for a reason. The food is simple, but full of flavor. The bread is wood-fired, which so enhances the taste. We all had lahmacun, which is a rolled sandwich. One of us had cauliflower and one had beef. The spice level was excellent and it was more spicy than I was expecting. The names of the dishes seem exotic - like pide or doner, but the flavor profiles will be familiar to anyone who likes Greek or Turkish food. For dessert, I had sutlija, a very rich rice pudding with rose and pistachio. This was outstanding and beautiful.
This gets five-stars from me for quick, delicious and inexpensive! Also, the staff was extremely nice and friendly.
This is a sit-down restaurant, but there was a food truck parked outside. Look for this truck: