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Recommended: Falafel Salam (food truck)

Booklegger451 | Oct 22, 201303:29 PM

Falafel Salam is a food truck which occasionally appears at my workplace for lunch. I've previously had a couple of very good meals from their truck, but today's lunch crossed that "must share" threshold for me.

Falafel Salam serves falafel & shawarma, along with a number of related goodies. For my money, they're making the best falafel in Seattle these days: Tender and crisp, with a moist crumb, and just dense enough to have a really pleasant bit. Wonderfully spiced, and very satisfying.

Today, I had their humus plate with falafel, and an order of a new offering, Schwings (Shawarma Wings). Their humus is good, smooth and flavorful, well seasoned and served with just enough olive oil and their own pita bread. The falafel was, as always, execellent, and nicely paired with their humus. What really put me over the top were these wings... brined, and smoked, and seasoned and fried and oh-my-happy-tastebuds good. They were fried quite dark and crispy on the outside, with no batter or breading, but with lots of seasonings. Inside they were juicy and tender and permeated with a smoky, spicy flavor that nearly had me running downstairs for another order.

I managed to restrain myself.

This time.

If you happen upon the Falafel Salam truck, or (and I recommend it) hunt them down, you have got to try their falafel, and you have GOT to try their wings.

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