You heard right. Falafel. Delicious, deep fried, middle eastern comfort food at it’s (oopsies!) its best. You could call them little balls of joy if you’d like – I might start to after my dinner experience last night.
Around 10 p.m., my favorite vegetarian friend Tiffy and her lovely boyfriend Jeff popped by my apartment to join Johnny and I on a brief trip into Philly to obtain some little balls of joy (heh, you know it has a nice ring to it). Our destination? Maoz Vegetarian. A lovely little vegetarian restaurant with several international locations that specialize in – you guessed it – falafel!
For less than $10 a person you get a fluffy, homemade (white or whole wheat) pita filled with crispy falafel balls, hummus, and eggplant, your choice of belgian or sweet potato fries(which cost a little more but are always well worth it in my book) and a drink of your choice. My favorite part, I must say, was the toppings bar. It offered a dozen or so toppings, including: tahini, cilantro sauce, olives, beets, Israeli salad, and tabbouleh among several other tasty options.
I would definitely return to Maoz,
and I would return hungry!
Here we have my delicious, half eaten sandwich. I chose to stuff my pita with briny, green olives, cilantro sauce, and Israeli salad (cucumbers, tomatoes, and red onion).
And here we have Tiffy’s delicious sandwich. She chose to compliment her little balls of joy with Israeli salad, too, but also added some Tahini and fried cauliflower.