So I popped into Village Falafel today for a quick lunch. It wasn’t very quick. I’ll give the place a little slack because it’s only been opened for a few weeks. The building used to be occupied a Korean+Pizza restaurant (just Pizza prior to that) that one of my co-workers had less then flattering opinions of. When the new sign came up we anticipated it what was coming… for a while, just like my food today.
The menu was pretty much what I expected – Falafel, Kabobs, Shawarma. Choices of wraps, plates, and salads. Just take your pick. I opted for a Lamb Shawarma salad, as I usually would. It was ok. The lamb was a bit dry, so I applied a generous amount of tahini. I’ll probably try it again at some point, when they figure out how to cook it without making it jerky. From what I heard around the table, every meat product there was kind of dry. Maybe it was because of the lunch rush, I don’t know.
Armenian coffe caught my attention. The cashier was not kidding when she said it was really strong, and I throughly enjoyed it. It was deep, dark, rich, and a little thicker then regular espresso shots. I would get that again.
I stole a couple of garlic fries from my friend. That was pretty good. Or maybe I was just hungry.
Overall I’m not in love with the place. It is convenient and does provide a fix. Mind you, not a quick one when there’s a crowd. At least the space is bigger then House of Falafel down the street. But if I have more time for lunch, I would make my way down the street. I’d give it another shot, but maybe in a couple of months after they have worked out the kinks.