If you’re looking for a Falafel…

A Falafel wrap exactly the way it ought to be. (Photo by Joe Resnek)

By Josh Resnek

My son reported to me last week that he was out and about in Everett with his buddies the other night looking for falafel.

If you like Falafels, they are hard to find in the Revere, Everett, Chelsea nexus.

In fact, until making a discovery last week, I would have bet that a Falafel is impossible to find in general in this area, let alone in Everett.

Then a shocking surprise from my son.

Quite by chance he walked into Everett Pizza Place at the corner of Chelsea and Ferry Streets. Of all things, the Moroccan owners serve Falafels!

For those of us who have been around here for a long long time, this location has gone through a number of iterations.

During the 1980’s, the location was a fantastic, five star breakfast stop.

Eggs benedict and homemade sauce was the specialty. Crowds waited outside for a table to open up during that era.

Then came the pizza revolution at this location – which held on for about 30 years.

Now comes the more recent Moroccan owners doing much more than pizza, and doing salads and Falafel plates to die for.

I ordered up a Falafel.

As can be seen in the above photograph, these guys know what they are doing.

The Falafel is, well, perfectly mixed and cooked with just the right flavor and texture. The basic Falafel there is served with lettuce, tomato and chopped onion, with just a bit of Hummus spread onto the wrap before rolling it up and slicing it in two.

For the uninitiated, Falafel is made with chickpeas, and fresh herbs. The Falafel can be baked of fried. Generally, the ground up chick peas are rolled into small balls, fried, and then set on the wrap, then comes the toppings of Hummus or Tahini, lettuce, tomato and onion.

It is Middle Eastern in origin.

Falafel is packed with plant-power and protein that leaves you full and satisfied.

Try it out. A wrap is about $8 – $9 dollars.

Well worth it!

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