Like a gentle dragon or the earth itself, a falafel's rough exterior belies its inner warmth. Crunch through outer shells with this Groupon.
$5 for $10 Worth of Mediterranean Fare
Chefs pack pita bread with falafel, tahini sauce, and vegetables ($4.99) or marinate beef shawarma in lebanese spices ($5.99). The menu also includes rice plates ($5.99) with a choice of beef shawarma, chicken kebab, or kufta, a type of marinated meatball.
A brightly colored storefront beckons diners in to Falafel Express, where tables crowd with plates of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes. Grills sizzle beneath the chicken, beef, and vegetables for sandwiches and platters, which pair with garlic-kissed swirls of hummus or salads customized according to diners’ tastes or tendencies to have nightmares about carrots. A variety of vegetarian dishes eschews meats in favor of falafel and lentils, and flaky Mediterranean pastries brim with ground nuts and brass-hued honey.