Thursday, July 19, 2012

Amsterdam Falafelshop in Davis Square

Last weekend, I checked out the new Amsterdam Falafelshop in Davis Square...twice.

This shiny new eatery - located right next to Diva Indian Bistro - is a falafel lover's dream. Basically, you start with your choice of three or five falafels, in a wheat or white pita (they also have salad options). The falafel are fried-to-order, and although we did not have to wait long, busier times (i.e., prime lunch or dinner time) might require you to wait a little bit longer. But trust me when I say, it's worth it.

Once you pick your sandwich size, you are free to pile your pita high with Amsterdam's wide array of toppings and sauces. On our first visit, I smothered mine in tahini sauce, Thai chili sauce, coleslaw, and pickles. We visited again the next day, and their toppings had changed a bit - something that delighted me, as it immediately inspired me to visit this shop a third time in the near future. Change can be good, people!

Although my topping arrangements need some work, the falafel were perfectly fried and perfectly seasoned, and the toppings were obviously fresh (something that can be difficult with a do-it-yourself toppings bar). The pita also tasted fresh and homemade, and was able to stay strong amidst the heavy falafel and toppings.

I didn't jot down the actual prices for my sandwiches, but I do remember my and Z's meals were affordable (especially given the massive amount of toppings we each had).

If you haven't had a chance to check out Amsterdam Falafelshop yet, I highly suggest you do. The affordability, creativity and downright quality of the food is worth the trip to Davis Square.

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  1. Oooh I love falafel and will definitely plan on checking out this place soon!

  2. Falafel is the best! I need to check this place out.

  3. I have heard great things about the DC location so I am super excited about visiting this place!

  4. I'm excited to check this place out! Hoping to get there this weekend!

  5. Definitely on my list of places to check out. Nice review!

  6. I can't wait to check this place out. It's right by my apartment, so I have a feeling I'm going to become a frequent customer :). Great to meet you yesterday, by the way!

  7. I've been there twice too! For my first time last weekend I got the bowl, which is really just falafel in a bowl and then you add toppings and pay by the pound. I expected lettuce in the bowl. For my second time this weekend, I got a pita and paid the set price for unlimited toppings. Pita is he way to go!