Eating international cuisine can broaden a person's perspective, whether it's a national dish, a celebrated regional ingredient, or a deep-fried Frommer's guide. Expand your horizons with today's Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of authentic Israeli cuisine at Rami's in Brookline.
Rami's deli offerings fill customers' plates with authentic, kosher Israeli and Middle Eastern dishes prepared daily. Pair crispy and golden falafel with hummus for a garlicky dipping party ($7.95), or keep the deep-fried delights warm inside a pita ($7.95). The savory shawarma plate with salad ($11.45) features turkey on a spit, cut to a thin crisp, and grilled chicken shares retail plate-space with a pita ($10.95) or salad ($11.95). Shy bourekas hide potatoes, spinach, or mushrooms behind a delectable veil of puff pastry ($1.75), exploding with vivacious flavor once ushered into the privacy of a mouth. A small selection of classic American fare enables flavor-border hopping with hamburger with french fries ($7.95) and the hot dog ($3.95).
As what he calls a third generation “falafel-teer”, Rami Cohen opened his eatery in 1991, shortly after he and his wife Mirav relocated from Jerusalem to Boston. Over two decades later, the Cohens are still crafting kosher Middle Eastern specialties, earning praise from publications such as the Boston Globe, which writes that “what the restaurant does it does very well.” Cooks stuff golden-fried falafel, marinated turkey shawarma, ground beef kabobs, and grilled chicken inside fluffy pitas with homemade babaganoush and hummus or splayed across a platter with a fresh salad. Guest can order their feast at the counter and take a seat inside the small restaurant, or arrange for pick-up or delivery and enjoy their meal in the privacy of their neighbor's treehouse. Rami’s also offers catering, and sells hummus, babaganoush, and tahini by the pound.