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Heights Falafel report

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Heights Falafel report

FlowerPuppy | Sep 11, 2004 03:31 PM

It's so hard to find decent chow in Brooklyn heights but I haven't seen anyone mention Heights Falafel, the Falafel stand on Henry between Pineapple and Orange streets. I just bought my lunch from them and felt the need to share the joy with y'all.

Their yogurt salad is creamy, thick and refreshing with mint. Their babaghanouj is highly addictive and consistantly delicious - fluffy and mild without being overly smoky and it's never had the nightshade tingle of underripe eggplants that I've experienced at many other restaurants. Moujadara is well made, mildly spiced and comes with a plethora of fried onions though in my opinion it could use some salt.

Today I had the complexly spiced lentil soup (one of my favorite soups in the city though it's a little different each time I get it), a light meal in itself - rustic and thick with carrots - at $2 this is easily the best bargain in Brooklyn Heights. I also had a juicy tomato salad well seasoned with vinegar, mint and a variety of herbs I couldn't quite place.

The falaffel itself is good too, but in my opinion what really sets apart a good falafel joint (in this case a great falafel joint) is the quality of their salads and condiments. Heights Falaffel is up there with the best (better than Chickpea or Mahmouds if you ask me) and a great asset to a neighborhood with few chow options.

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