good falafel in SF/N.Bay/E.Bay?
Looking for good recommendations for authentic style falafel in the Bay Area. Where do you get it and why do you love it? I'm not often in the S. Bay, but if that's all you've got I'll take it. Thanks in advance!
In Petaluma: Aram's. I sometimes dream of the fresh, warm and crispy (fried to order and worth the wait) balls of fried chickpeas. Soooo very good. Excellent falafel sandwhich. Fresh, fresh, fresh! I ate many of these when I lived there. It's on Kentucky St. in quaint downtown Petaluma and is a full service restaurant with all manner of Mediterranean dishes from which to choose.
In the South Bay: The Falafel Drive-in holds a special place in my heart as my introduction to the falafel ball and sandwhich. I once made a special detour to find it on one of my now infrequent (I lived in San Jose at one time) forays to the South Bay. I didn't even remember exactly where it was but I was determined to find it, such was my fond memory of this place. I did find it and was not dissapointed. It really is a drive-in. Ordering is done at a window. Eating is done on one of the wooden picnic tables strewn out front. The hot sauce is excellent.
You really can't go wrong with either of these places.
131 Kentucky St, Petaluma, CA 94952
2301 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128
Concord's "The Mediterranean" in the Park-N-Shop Mall is the best falafel I've had in the bay area. Has the same menu as the one in Berkeley but you'd never even fathom a relationship if your tried the falafels from both places.