Falafel In Columbia, SC area
- north2south Jan 13, 2008 07:27 AM
Ok folks, I've a craving for a good falafel sandwich. Where in the Columbia, SC area can I find one? And by the way, Mediterranean Tea Room is definitely not the right answer. Please help. Thanks.
Yes, at Al-Amir on Devine. I thought it was good, but I don't have a lot of experience with it. I went to Med Tea Room once and that was enough. I had it a Pita House in Greenville and thought Al-Amir's was as good. There's a grocery on St. Andrews Rd. just off of I-26 beside Inakaya (my favorite sushi place) that I believe is associated with Al-Amir. It's called Aladdin. You might find a box mix you could make yourself. They have fresh baked pita and other deli things you might like, but I don't think falafel is one of them. Love their in-house hummus and commercial greek yogurt. Cool little store. Check it out. And eat sushi next door.
I lived in the Columbia area for five years and don't recall ever having falafel there. Of course, I lived northwest of town - first in the Harbison area, then way out in Chapin. I got my falafel fixes whenever I went home to visit my parents in Cleveland, Ohio. My best friend and I always hit Cleveland's ethnic restaurants. Plenty of places to get falafel there.
Greenville is now my home (although I'm actually out of the country until the summer) and if you ever want to drive up there, there are a couple of good places for falafel there. There is Juju's Mediterranean Bistro on Woodruff Road, and Pita House on South Pleasantburg. Juju's has some odd hours though, so call first.
I also don't think either place serves a falafel sandwich, rather a platter. But you could wrap the falafel in the pita, along with tomatoes, tahini, etc., and make your own sandwich.
1631 Woodruff Rd, Greenville, SC 29607
Phone: (864) 213-9884
495 S Pleasantburg Dr # B, Greenville, SC 29607
Phone: (864) 271-9895
If you're still craving falafel, or need a place to get a fix in the future, Pita Pit in five points has a falafel pita. Add lettuce, tomato, and tzatziki and you've got a great falafel pita!