For lunch the other day, I had a craving for falafel! Now, why the sudden craving? The boyfriend and I were watching Throwdown with Bobby Flay. He was doing a falafel throwdown against the owner of Taim. It was painful to watch. After watching falafels being made for a half an hour, I was ready to ask the boyfriend to drive me to Mamouns on MacDougal to get me a falafel (They’re open till 3AM). Why painful? I was having hunger pains since I wanted falafels that bad. But we waited till the next day. It must have been cold, because that’s the only reason why I wouldn’t go and get food.
So the next day, I woke up…and off to get falafels we went. The boyfriend and I headed over to Olive Vine on 7th Ave and 15th St. Yum! The last time I was there I had ordered the salad platter to go and went to Prospect Park to watch a rendition of Fahrenheit 151. I wasn’t too big a fan of the show, but the salad platter paired with a nice red wine and I was in heaven.
The nice thing about the salad platter is you get to choose five items from a list of about ten that you want. This time I opted for the tabbouleh, a double babbaganoush, rice wrapped in grape leaves, and hummus. This was shared between the boyfriend and me.
For our mains, he ordered a grilled chicken gyro and I ordered a falafel sandwich. I ate half of it already before I remembered to take a picture.
All was yummy. The owner was kind enough to give us a free slice of an almond type cake. It was very rich but delicious. I’ve been here a few times, and I’ve always been happy with the food. The restaurant is also BYOB, and conveniently enough there is a wine store right across the street. Although, it was 11 o’clock when we went, so I didn’t want to seem like a lush. Also, I love, love the pita bread. They arn’t the kind that come in a package. They are made to order pita. So pillowy and soft. They are a must have. What a delicious way to start the day.