A Hankerin’ For Falafel

by jenna on April 1, 2010

Hey hey!

Currently sitting outside of my gate at SFO…..got a loooooong flight to Atlanta this afternoon and I don’t get “home” to Savannah until a little past midnight. I can’t wait to sleep in tomorrow and lay by the pool. ;)

I had, you guessed it, another spinach feta wrap from Starbucks this morning. I LOVE these!

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I headed to the city early to meet Beth for falafel. She took me to the best place and we both chowed down.

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I then successfully navigated the Bart system for the first time (thanks, Beth, for the awesome map!) and my flight leaves in a little over an hour. I can’t wait to start this book on the plane!

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I’m honestly not feelin’ too hot right now….I just feel incredibly worn out and exhausted. Can’t wait to get home!

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Freya @ Brit Chick Runs April 1, 2010 at 1:21 pm

Maybe you should have a good sleep on the plane, it might stop you feeling a tired? TBH though, there’s nothing like home to cure everything :) Have a safe flight!

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Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin April 1, 2010 at 1:28 pm

YUM! that falafel in a pita looks incredible. I looove falafel. Have a safe flight!!

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Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) April 1, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Safe travels!

And it is my deepest hope that you have falafel in the marais this Summer :) Now THAT is the best falafel!

Enjoy home, my dear. There’s nothing like going home.

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Evan Thomas April 1, 2010 at 1:40 pm

I don’t think I’ve ever had a falafel. I guess I’m missing out!

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Lauren @ Eater not a runner April 1, 2010 at 1:40 pm

Hope you rest up on the plane, I bet you’ll feel better as soon as you’re home :-)

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Jessica @ How Sweet April 1, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Have a great flight – hopefully you can relax at home! :)

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Sharon April 1, 2010 at 1:44 pm

Wow, that Falafel looks amazing! and I need to try one of those Starbucks wraps-maybe tomorrow. Have a safe trip and enjoy your vacation!

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Heather (Heather's Dish) April 1, 2010 at 1:45 pm

hurray! i’m so excited to see you in the South again :) i love that wrap…the flavor is perfect…AND falafel. so basically you’ve lived my food dream today :)

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Heather @ Sugar & Spice Blog April 1, 2010 at 1:46 pm

I was just thinking about how much I would love a falafel sandwich for dinner! Yours looks fantastic – hope you have a great trip “home”!

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Anna April 1, 2010 at 1:46 pm

You’ll feel better when you get home…when I go home, it’s like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders! Home is just THE BEST. :-)

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Ameena April 1, 2010 at 1:47 pm

I love falafel…hope you feel better soon. Usually I feel really tired and out of it before a long flight. I guess its the anticipation of it all!

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Christie {Honoring Health} April 1, 2010 at 1:54 pm

Have a safe flight!

I have been on a falafel kick lately. Love it!

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Jenny April 1, 2010 at 2:03 pm

Next time you go you should try the shawarma! Have fun at home:)

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Kelly April 1, 2010 at 2:09 pm

That falafel pita looks awesome! I haven’t tried falafel but I have been meaning to for awhile now! Safe flight!

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Ally April 1, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Have a great trip Jenna!! I’m not going to lie, I am a little jealous!! When I was growing up we lived in SC and used to go to Hilton Head Island for vacation. I love the low country!! So beautiful with all the spanish moss and white beaches, and of course I can’t get enough of the fresh seafood :)

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Tara April 1, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Oh man, you are tempting me with the repeated posts of the Spinach wrap! Too bad it has 900mg of sodium :(

Love your blog! I’ve been reading for a few months but this is my first time commenting :)

Make sure to drink lots of water! Airplanes always dehydrate me.

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Katharine April 1, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Have a safe and fun trip home! And get some rest on the plane – feel better. :)

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Teri [a foodie stays fit] April 1, 2010 at 2:22 pm

I need to try those Starbucks wraps! They sound so good and the nutrition stats are great!

Feel better soon!

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Jil April 1, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Glad you’re getting a well-deserved break. Lay out by the pool and reeeelax. :) I’ve been craving falafel like crazy lately.

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Erica April 1, 2010 at 2:28 pm

I LOVE Falafel’s! I had my first one two weeks ago and it was magical :D I can’t wait to get another one the next time I hit the city. Hope you have a great at home!

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liz@ Liz runs dc April 1, 2010 at 2:36 pm

I love the starbucks spinach feta wrap…mmm I wish it wasn’t passover and I could get one tomorrow.

Hope you feel better and have a safe trip home!

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theemptynutjar April 1, 2010 at 2:42 pm

1 – i need to try that starbucks wrap
2 – i need to try falafels
3 – i need a book a read :(
4 – safe travels.

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Angharad April 1, 2010 at 2:48 pm

Feel better soon! I bet home will rejuvenate your socks off…that falafel can’t have hurt either ;)

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Katey April 1, 2010 at 2:50 pm

I have never tried falafel before, but that looks so good!!! Have a safe trip home <3

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Katy ( The Balanced Foodie) April 1, 2010 at 2:52 pm

I am in love with those wraps from Starbucks too! I had my first one at Fit Bloggin’ and it’s nice to know you can get one anywhere considering how many Starbucks their are! YUM! I think I’ll be making a trip to get one tomorrow. :) Good luck traveling! I was just in Atlanta yesterday flying home.

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Abby S. April 1, 2010 at 3:01 pm

I am a huge fan of your blog and saw that you are visiting Savannah.. i am moving there in less than a month and was wondering if you knew of all the good food places/fun activities to do? Ive been there a couple times when deciding to move and saw there were tons of restaurants!

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Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ April 1, 2010 at 3:22 pm

I love falafel it’s so good. Have an awesome time in Savannah and take some time to relax and unwind.

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Kait April 1, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Have a safe flight home, the weather down here in GA is awesome right now! I just finished spending the afternoon roasting by the pool, seriously so hot!

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Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) April 1, 2010 at 3:27 pm

That falafel looks incredible. Looks like a stunning day in the City. Enjoy your book and have a safe flight!

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Ann @ Appalachian Appetites April 1, 2010 at 3:37 pm

Get some rest and feel better soon. Fly safe!

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Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly April 1, 2010 at 3:53 pm

Be safe Jenna!! :)

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eatmovelove April 1, 2010 at 3:57 pm

Do you write while your home Jenna??

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Dee April 1, 2010 at 4:24 pm

I love the spinach feta wrap from Starbucks! YUM! And wow, that falafel looks amazing!

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foodandfarm April 1, 2010 at 5:02 pm

oooooo, let us know how the book is!

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Jessica @ The Process of Healing April 1, 2010 at 5:09 pm

Can’t wait to hear all about your Savannah adventures! Have a safe flight!

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Karla April 1, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Have a safe trip!
There was a sunrise deli in berkeley. It was amazing! Wonder if it was the same?

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Midgetkeeper April 1, 2010 at 5:58 pm

Hope you start to feel better soon.

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Cole April 1, 2010 at 6:03 pm

Oh yum, falafel. Flying is always draining, get home safe!

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Cynthia (It All Changes) April 1, 2010 at 6:36 pm

Enjoy the relaxation. Savannah is a gorgeous place to do so.

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Charlie April 1, 2010 at 7:35 pm

Hot sauce…out of TAMPA…could only mean one thing: you!! :D
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xx,
Charlie

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M. April 1, 2010 at 7:47 pm

Hope you enjoy going home to a brand new home and homecity too! That makes a bit of an exciting venture…to see what and how the new home feels like :)
Funny how “home” is really wherever one’s parents or family is…
Bet that brings a lot of comfort to your parents in itself,knowing that you feel you are going home and not just visiting the parent’s new place/city.
Any thoughts of Savannah rather than Charleston…or let’s see perhaps AUSTIN after Paris?!! Tee hee hee!!!

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M. April 1, 2010 at 7:47 pm

Hope you enjoy going home to a brand new home and homecity too! That makes a bit of an exciting venture…to see what and how the new home feels like :)
Funny how “home” is really wherever one’s parents or family is…
Bet that brings a lot of comfort to your parents in itself,knowing that you feel you are going home and not just visiting the parent’s new place/city.
Any thoughts of Savannah rather than Charleston…or let’s see perhaps AUSTIN after Paris?!! Tee hee hee!!!

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M. April 1, 2010 at 7:49 pm

Egads..I triple posted by clicking too many times…Jenna can you delete two of these?My apologies to the readers for my goof-shhheeeesh!

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Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] April 1, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Will this be your first time to your ‘rents new home?!? They have a pool???

Mmm…falafel lovin’!

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Amanda April 1, 2010 at 10:24 pm

Mmmmm falafel! Love those crunchy patties! Have fun on vacation, you need one!

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Marina April 1, 2010 at 11:28 pm

Have a safe trip!
I hope you’ll feel better soon!

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Anne @ Food Loving Polar Beara April 2, 2010 at 4:33 am

Great looking falafel :)

Have a safe trip back home!

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Andrea April 2, 2010 at 4:47 am

Hope you made it home safely! Enjoy your family time!

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Ashley April 2, 2010 at 5:19 am

falafel looks SO good. my favorite meal ever! Have a fun and safe trip!

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Heather @ Side of Sneakers April 2, 2010 at 5:35 am

I’ve never really gotten into falafel, but that picture makes it look good! Maybe I’ll have to try it again. Have a fun trip!!

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Beth @ DiningAndDishing April 2, 2010 at 6:36 am

Have an awesome time back home Jenna! Going home is the best :).

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Deva (Voracious Vorilee) April 2, 2010 at 6:38 am

Those spinach wraps from the ‘Bucks make my mouthwater, but I can’t find them near me yet! I can’t wait to see them – when I do I will grab one and then NOMNOMNOM!

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Judy (Fitness4Looks) April 2, 2010 at 6:51 am

Feel better & have a safe flight!

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kalli@fitandfortysomething April 2, 2010 at 7:03 am

i am sure you will feel better once you are in your bed back home :)

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Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) April 2, 2010 at 7:04 am

Let us know how that book is! Have fun on your vacation!!

xo
K

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MMiller April 2, 2010 at 7:32 am

Hope you are well rested and feeling better! You always find the best food places! Did you find any really good falafel places when you lived in the Tampa area? My husband had Falafel in the Middle East when he was in the Navy and loved it! Any time he has tried it in the US he has been disappointed!

Love your pictures too! Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

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Heba April 2, 2010 at 8:52 am

Hey Jenna,
I’ve been reading your blog for the past few weeks now, and I love it! I love your down-to-earth writing style and the photos you post :-) Oh- and I love falafel! As an Egyptian-American, it’s one of the vegetarian meals I grew up eating, especially during Lent! I’ll be posting a recipe soon on my blog.. :-)
Happy Easter!
-Heba

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Picnics and Peonies April 2, 2010 at 11:39 am

Wow, some people are N-O-S-Y! Haha, I think it’s great that you have a boyfriend, and it’s totally your right to keep his identity a secret! Bobby Brown said it best, really ;) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgAlZFX1Rvw

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Hilary April 2, 2010 at 12:28 pm

I’ve always wondered if those Starbucks wraps were good. It’s nice to have decent on the go food ideas. I’ll have to give them a try. Hope you had a safe flight!

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Diana @ frontyardfoodie April 2, 2010 at 1:14 pm

Aww, chill and take it easy. You need rest!

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Ali April 2, 2010 at 2:47 pm

If you want the best falafel, go to the Falafel drive in in San Jose. You will not be let down! It was even on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives!

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Ali April 2, 2010 at 2:47 pm

If you want the best falafel, go to the Falafel drive in in San Jose. You will not be let down! It was even on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives!

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