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May 16, 2009 07:52 PM

Falafel in Somerville?

Well, usually I stop by the Falafel King at downtown crossing, when I'm in Boston. But is there anywhere in Somerville to get a good falafel? Or should I consider starting up a falafel stand myself?

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  1. The only place I know is SoundBites in Ball Square (and their takeout/delivery place across the street). Yassir, the owner, is Syrian and his falafel is pretty decent (they have a Middle East combo plate that I get pretty frequently for lunch, and falafel and other types of sandwiches as well).

    1. Just outside of Somerville, on Mass. Ave. near Porter Square, is Cafe Barada. Their falafel is very good, and I'm pretty sure they have takeout.

      1. Not quite Somerville, but Moody's Falafel Palace is in Central Square. I've been meaning to check it out.

        Moody's Falafel Palace
        25 Central Square, Cambridge, MA 02139

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        1. re: SeaAnemone

          Moody's is rather good, plus it's open late (1am early in the week, and 3am towards the end). Nearby is the Middle East. And in Harvard Square is Sabra.

          1. re: yarm

            Not a big fan of the falafel @ Sabra. They reheat it instead of making it fresh to order.

        2. Again, not quite Somerville, but Singabella Cafe has wonderful falafel (I believe, homemade, actually). They also make an interesting sweet mint tea.

          It's along Mass Ave in Cambridge at Trolley Square (right along the Linear Park/Community Path).

          Singabella Cafe
          2401 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

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          1. re: asgaynor

            Can second Singabella - they have the green falafels - yummy!

          2. Also not in Somerville, but in Cambridge there are two places that have excellent falafel wraps - Cafe Kiraz at Hampshire and Columbia and Kolbeh of Kabob at Cambridge Street and Highland Ave.