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Apr 22, 2002 02:32 AM

Where's the really good falafel in this town?

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I haven't had falafel since I moved to Boston. Back home in Montreal there was a falafel stand on every corner. Here, I'm lost falafel-wise. Any advice would be appreciated.

Is Mr. Pie on Cambridge St. any good?

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  1. I have a couple of suggestions. First there is Rami's in Coolidge Corner. They are kosher so don't go on Friday night or Saturday. There are a couple of falafel trucks on Mass ave outside of MIT. I like the mom and pop one, I can't remember the name, but look for mom and pop.

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    1. re: chuck s

      There's a Rami's in Framingham, too. Excellent, and clean as ever could be.

    2. Try Cafe Jaffa on Gloucester st. in the Back Bay.

      They serve the falafel in a wrapped flat pita rather than a circular one, debate over this could be a seperate thread.

      The falafel balls are homemade, salad is fresh, and the tahina has the right flavor.

      1. Sepal in Watertown has the best falafel I've found -- light crunchy balls of chickpea with a very garlicky tahini in their fresh pita. Their website (below) indicates they are moving to/have moved to Nichols Street. Check them out....

        Link: http://WWW.SEPAL.NET/sepalCafe.html

        1. King Tut Coffeeshop, a block up from the Brookline Village T-stop, almost across the street....Esp. wonderful with hot peppers and tahini; a fabulous hangover cure!....Only open weekdays; I'll have to check on Saturdays.....

          1. sultan's kitchen. 72 broad st., downtown.

            the jaffa is okay, and the mit trucks are really pretty perfunctory, but ozcan's version is glorious (as is everything else there -- esp. the rice pudding).