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Four Things to Know About Aladdin Falafel Corner
Here the chefs make their eponymous dish with a simple blend of ground garbanzo beans, herbs, and spices—all deep-fried and served on a toasted pita. While the falafel is certainly the restaurant’s biggest draw, there’s far more to Aladdin Falafel Corner. Here are a few more things to know:
- The restaurant is larger than its name implies. Sure, it started as a cozy one-door restaurant, but it expanded in 2009. It currently seats 30 diners.
- There’s a lot on the menu besides falafel. Gyros, shawarma, and other skewered meats are also popular staples.
- You can come here after a night on the town. On Fridays and Saturdays, Aladdin stays open until 3:30 a.m. Just don’t stop by for a late-night snack any other day, since the chefs shut down the fryers after lunchtime.
- The sauces are homemade. Chefs blend their own tzatziki, garlic sauce (the perfect complement to greek fries), and tahini-sesame sauce.