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post #61 of 81
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Originally Posted by M. Bardamu View Post
Ottawa, Canada (my town) had a huge influx of Lebanese immigrants due to that country's civil war(s). As a result, we're blessed with a falafel/shwarma stand on almost every corner. Some good, some not so...

My favourite accoutrement is the pink pickled turnip sticks they put in here...

+1 on good Lebanese food in Ottawa. My hometown as well, but haven't lived there for a while. Used to frequent the place on Bank St. next to Barrymores for post-drinking grub.
post #62 of 81
Casablanca Restaurant in Columbia, MO


...of course the only other place I've had a falafel is at the only other Greek restaurant in the same town so... *shrugs*
post #63 of 81
lol, where in Columbia is that?
post #64 of 81
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Originally Posted by M. Bardamu View Post
My favourite accoutrement is the pink pickled turnip sticks they put in here...

+ 1. It's called 'liffit'. When my grandmother makes it it's always perfectly cruncy
post #65 of 81
I once had a good falafel hoagie in Philadelphia.
post #66 of 81
Can't wait for lunch now. Falafel from Ali Baba' Cafe.
post #67 of 81
I'll rebump for a tasty topic...best I have had was behind the souk in Tel Aviv.

Falafel PSA....don't try and order in Israel during passover. They try and stack them on a pita substitute that tastes, and feels like wet matzoh.
post #68 of 81
There used to be a place in Toronto called Moti's. He had potatoes in a batter which he fried in unchanged oil & it was crispy yet moist. He would put these in the falafel either with or instead of falafel balls with salad & tahini. Nothing else. It was insanely good.
post #69 of 81
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Originally Posted by VKK3450 View Post
That said, I dont know that I have ever met a falafel I didnt like

K

+1 My local Lebanese joint does a great falafel, and a huge sandwich is only $3
post #70 of 81
Fuck my lunch was good. The best part of the place is they randomly give free shit to customers. Today I got a free, half ball of falafel.
post #71 of 81
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Originally Posted by Get Smart View Post
+1 My local Lebanese joint does a great falafel, and a huge sandwich is only $3

Next time you are in London I will take you for a falafel at Moaz. Then we will go to Crobar for cans of Red Stripe with the punks and maybe the Intrepid Fox if it's still around.

K
post #72 of 81
Had falafel for the first time today. It was from a Lebanese restaurant, using a mix of fava beans and chickpeas, with cucumber, lettuce, tomato, and some sauce in a pita wrap. It was good, but I'm not sure that I would get it again. I think the lack of meat takes away from it, for me. Seems to lack a little substance, in my opinion. Stick some lamb or chicken in there, though, and it'd be golden.
post #73 of 81
Shameless plug:
My friend opened a Falafel restaurant a few months back...it really is good...especially the lamb.
http://www.mezegrill.com/
post #74 of 81
grew up in the middle east so yeah, big fan of all this what i miss most is authentic shawarma - massive vertical rack of meat, rotating, surrounded by fire
post #75 of 81
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Originally Posted by ndw View Post
+1

Best I have ever had is L' As Du Falafel in le marais in Paris. The falafel, house made harissa, and house made lemonade are all the best I have ever had. I live in the US and actually took a trip to Paris last year just to eat at this place again. I ate there three or four times in a day and a half. Berthillon ice cream- some of the best ice cream in the world- is right around the corner as an added bonus.

Is this place still around? will be in Paris for a few days in 2 weeks, and would like to try some good falafel.
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