This Watertown hideaway does a few things very well. Ever since Sepal was a corner takeout shop
a few blocks (& more years) away, they have been making the best Falafel's almost anywhere.
Everything in the place is and tastes homemade, though some items may not be for you, my four favorite, rather unique things are:
1. Their Falafels (avail. as dinner or app. too, i think best as a traditional pita roll up, are made with some great green sabzi (fresh herbs) and are crispy and wonderful. (note skip the baked variety which does not have the same buzz).
2. The spicy Chix. Tavuk sand/dinner worth checking out
3. The Best French Fried Potatoes In Boston period -
These hand cut guys are mahogony in color, hand cut,
cost close to 4 bucks an order (feeds two)and take 15 or 20 min to arrive (always made to order) just try them...
4. They also have a bizzare English grape extract called Vimto, that I had never come across, but which my son and wife seem addicted to.
5. Walid and his small staff who are genuinely nice people & care very much about their guests.
its fun and relaxing to visit. Maybe not the place for a big formal dinner, but for very good down to earth food in a relaxing quiet space, this is it.
* Note : KQED who did the Public Television specials on Hot Dogs, and Roller Coasters just did a third special on the most unique Sandwiches in America and choose Sepal along with Katz's Deli as one of their 10. WGBH
has been rebroadcasting it as a fund raiser and it gives a good idea of the ideals and philosophy of the place.
If your their during the day, check out the various Armeniatown markets just up the street at the corner of Mt. Auburn St. : produce of great variety / very low cost, gives the haymarket a run for its money, and Fetas, Bureks, Lamajunes, You name it.