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Apr 1, 2009 04:51 AM

Searching for restaurants that serve hummus, falafel & whole wheat pita

Any recommendations for a lunch spot that has whole wheat pita as an option? Boston, Brookline, Watertown, Cambridge area....

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  1. I'm not sure about the whole wheat pita option but Cafe Jaffa on Gloucester btwn Newbury and Boylston has great hummus and falafel.

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    1. re: NiKoLe1625

      Second for Cafe Jaffa. It is my go-to place when I am in the Newbury St - Prudential area. Excellent middle eastern food and a window table is great for people watching.

    2. Again, I don't know about the whole wheat pita option, but Allstonian and I had possibly the best falafel sandwiches of our lives Saturday afternoon at Fordee's in Watertown. They were so good that I would like to personally thank the counter staff at Darwin's for being so singularly obnoxious to every single person on the line that I walked out before placing my order, necessitating a different lunch plan.

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      1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

        Fordees just makes me happy. The falafels there are just plain outstanding. But, I don't recall a whole wheat option. Maybe you could stop next door as one of the Armenian stores, pick up a whole wheat pita, and ask them to use it for your sandwich?

      2. Same here, don't know about whole wheat, but Rami's is hands down the best falafel in Brookline. There is also Shwarma King, but Rami's is much more authentic in my opinion. Check it out for sure. Rami's is on Harvard St. in Coolidge Corner.

        1. Pretty impressed with both the falafel and the hummus served at Jerusalem Pita in Coolidge Corner, though the excellent pita is the fat, puffy, smaller-diameter Israeli style, which I'm fairly certain is not whole wheat. A crunchy, bright-green-interior, fava/chickpea falafel, very nice.

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          1. re: MC Slim JB

            Good to know. I have been meaning to try out Jerusalem Pita, but just haven't gotten around to it. Thanks!

            Kristina Y.

          2. I'd suggest Sultan's Kitchen (downtown) although I haven't specifically had their hummus and felafel - We went further off the beaten path in our selections, and they were all well prepared.