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New Felafel joint in Fort Lee

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New Felafel joint in Fort Lee

Jason Perlow | Nov 13, 2000 01:01 PM

Rachel and I continued our Northern NJ house hunting mission on Sunday, and on our way back from Tenafly we hit Little Jerusalem, on Main Street in Fort Lee, across from what used to be Alfredos. Yes, Alfredos is no more (and apparently will be re-opening as a Chinese noodle soup place... like Ft. Lee needs yet another asian restaurant... ack!)

Nevertheless, Little Jerusalem is a great little eat-in take out joint, owned by two Palestinian brothers. Rachel and I both had the felafel sandwiches (krunchy and tasty) but the gyros (not shwarma, I asked) and shish kebabs also looked good, although I am not sure if they were halal because I cant read arabic.

The most interesting surprise was a roasted eggplant/yogurt salad, a mezze similar to babaganoush, but not as whipped up into a paste as babaganoush is and a lot more smokey. Went really good with the warm pita bread.

I finished off with two shots of "Arabic coffee" which was a meticulously prepared turkish coffee, which was strong, thick and had a nice citrusy kind of taste to it and very sweet.

I definitely recommend the place if you're up for a quick lunch and are tired of the same old pizza joints and expensive asian places in the area -- and they are nowhere near as crowded as Greek To Me, which the current mediterranean in Fort Lee that gets utterly packed with customers during lunch hours during the week.

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