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Falafel info overload


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Falafel info overload

stuart | Aug 24, 2009 11:30 AM

Is good falafel evenly distributed throughout the five boroughs? Is the best in Manhattan or should I take my post to the Outer Boroughs board?

In the mean time, I have some questions that I can't seem to answer in the large and helpful falafel thread that's already on the site.

Who's got the really good condiments? Salads? Pickles? A rainbow of sauces? I half remember, as though it were a dream, a falafel sandwich of my youth I had on a trip to Israel. Red sauce, green sauce, yellow sauce, spicy, sour...

What about cultural differences in condiments? Who has distinctly Iraqi, Israeli or Lebanese sauces?

I tried a nice place in Queens many years ago. Judging from what I read on the internet since then, they make their own pita. Which of the top tier Manhattan falafelerias do this? Pita Hot also added fries to their schwarma. Is this available or even common in Manhattan's finest falafel shops?

Thank you

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