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Cafe Ala Turca, 10th and Chestnut

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Cafe Ala Turca, 10th and Chestnut

joypirate | Dec 28, 2005 07:07 PM

Café Ala Turca
1039 Chestnut
215-923-9050

Tried this place for lunch and had a very good falafel sandwich. I’m not a big falafel connoisseur but this was tasty, green and moist on the inside, crisp on the outside. Good pita with very, very red tomatoes, onions, lettuce and a flavorful tahini sauce. The owners are Turkish. The place has been running for 2 months and business is so-so. Word isn’t out yet. They’ve got hummus, babaganoush, smoked eggplant salad, Alexander Kebab, Chawarmas, Lahmajun (Turkish Pizza), and some other good looking desserts like baklava, sobiyet, kunefe, and burma pistachio baklava (don’t know what all those are, just typing them from the menu). Also, they’ve got a Sojuk sausage (dried beef, Halal) on a pita on their breakfast menu and a yogurt drink called ‘Ayrun’. I think I’ll try the lamb and beef kebab sandwich on my next visit, or maybe the lentil soup.

They only have 3 sandwiches on their breakfast sandwich section, one of which is a pita with pastrami and cheese. Now, I’ve never had pastrami on a pita, or for breakfast. But I honestly have a hard time thinking of any time of the day when I DON’T want pastrami, so I am also highly likely to try this.

Also, their menu says they cater and they deliver within the area.

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