Monday, August 11, 2008

Cheap Eats: Rami's

Is one neighborhood big enough for two falafel joints? For the sake of comparison with last week’s Shawarma King review, we decided to try out Rami’s in Coolidge Corner. Rami’s offers Israeli falafel, as opposed to Shawarma King’s Lebanese-style. And while Rami’s version is absolutely delicious, the differences between the two sandwiches are huge, proving that there is indeed plenty of room for two falafel restaurants. If only the two restaurants could work together to form the perfect falafel sandwich...

Rami’s Houmos Falafel Pita, fully loaded, contains a big shmear of hummus, hot sauce, plenty of well-fried falafel balls, shredded lettuce, finely chopped red cabbage, tomato, cucumber, and tahini sauce. The falafel themselves are tender, nicely spiced, and very tasty. And the hot sauce is not some thin liquid, but a thick mash of spice and herbs – if you like heat, it’s definitely a great addition to the sandwich. The pita, however, can prove a little difficult to eat – the size and shape of the bread makes it hard to get a bite that contains more than just a couple of the ingredients, so it might be advisable to go at it with a fork.

Rami’s is located at 324 Harvard Street in Coolidge Corner. It is open Sunday through Thursday, 10am to 10pm, Friday 10am to 3pm, and closed Saturday.

Originally posted on Bostonist.

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