restaurants / Middle Eastern

Lonely Planet review

For a break from the big-food fair down in these parts, pop into this unassuming storefront, where you’ll find what’s been frequently cited by local mags as the best falafel in town. Mouhamed Shami stuffs the ungreasy fried chickpea balls into wonderfully thin and pliant pita – and does a solid job with other Mid-East standards, too, including tangy foul mudammas (fava-bean salad), chicken shawarma, and kibbehs both lamb and vegetarian, the latter of which is an intriguing combo of mint, spinach, chard, pomegranate juice and cracked wheat.