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Ali Baba's on College now open

mrbozo Jul 10, 2008 09:12 AM

Apologies if this has been mentioned. Walked by yesterday around 6pm. Shwarma's and falafel sandwiches going for $1 each. Grabbed a falafel sandwich. Tasty little thing. The falafel was fresh; crispy on the outside and warm and tender on the inside (could just have been a side effect of the steady volume of business they were doing).

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    stapler Jul 11, 2008 05:04 AM

    Where on College???

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      escoffier Jul 11, 2008 06:38 AM

      Right next to the Royal Cinema. It's a wee little hole in the wall but damn it's tasty. Had a beef and a chicken shawarma last night, lady had a falafel, and we ordered some hummus to go. Freshly made food, well prepared with an interesting and appealing assortment of veggies inside along with a rather fiery and interesting hot sauce. I'll be back, I suspect often. It was quite busy last night, take away orders out the door, and a couple of small two seaters outside on the sidewalk.

      Give it a whirl, it ain't too bad at all. It might not be the be all end all of falafel huts in the city, but it's pretty dang good.

    2. happycamper Jul 10, 2008 06:55 PM

      We were there for lunch today. It was a little passed 1pm, people were lining up on the street (the place is tiny). I had the falafel, bf had the chicken shawarma. I thoroughly enjoyed mine: piping hot, and the taboulah was good as ever. bf said his chicken was very fragrant, but very dry and undersauced. Maybe that was rarity: I saw a guy gulping his shawarma with no complaints.
      For less than $10, it is a great deal. I think the daily specials also stands at this location. I would definetely choose this place over College St Falafel.

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        escoffier Jul 10, 2008 11:16 AM

        Well, there's dinner taken care of. Thanks for the heads up. I'll hopefully have some tasting notes tomorrow.

        1. pinkprimp Jul 10, 2008 11:05 AM

          When the location at Dundas and Church first opened, I loved it too, since it was fresh and crispy and tasty. However, I no longer crave them because they were getting worse and worse with each subsequent visit. Hope it doesn't happen to this location!

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