Food Factory 2

8145 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740


Neighborhood: College Park

Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Afghan

Opening Hours:
Open Monday through Friday 11 AM to 10 PM; Saturday and Sunday noon to 10 PM.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: Greenbelt

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Not Needed

Best Dishes:
Bone-in chicken kebabs; lamb chops; naan.

Price Details:
Kebabs, $8.99.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Dirt Cheap Eats 2007: Food Factory - College Park

Cafes & Carryouts

One of the worst fates for a good, generous place is to be called a “factory.” Not to mention that speed is the last thing you should expect from a bare-bones operation like this one. The heart of the business is kebabs—you can choose the spear of meat you like from the refrigerated case by the counter.

All are charcoal-grilled to order, imparting a smokiness reminiscent of a backyard barbecue. The bone-in chicken ($7.62), more succulent than the boneless, is our pick; the lamb chops ($14.99) are also tasty with a hot, lightly blistered naan and a side of channa, a slow-cooked chickpea stew.