If I had to choose just one sandwich to eat for the rest of my life, it would most likely be falafel. I just can’t get enough of those crispy fried chickpea nuggets, drizzled with tahini and served in a warm, chewy pita. I mean, it’s like the best… right?
The absolute best falafel I’ve ever had in my life was at L’as du Falafel in the Marais district of Paris. You stand outside a small window, shout your order in, and only seconds later are handed a gigantic pita, stuffed to the brim with sizzling falafel patties, creamy tahini, beets and hot sauce.
It simply can’t be beat and every other day, while walking back to my Left Bank apartment from hot yoga, I would stop and order one of these pitas, savoring every last crumb on my two mile walk home.
I will say though, for the record, that Zunzi’s in Savannah has the second best falafel I’ve ever had in my life.
Mom and I stopped at Zunzi’s this morning before embarking on an all day walking (and shopping!) tour of downtown Savannah. We needed our strength and she promised great things from this local hole in the wall that specializes in fast, fresh South African food.
I was so proud of her for knowing about it! My mom is so cool.
We got there exactly at twelve and there was already a line wrapping around the building, Brenda’s style. The folks behind the counter were fast and incredibly friendly—the owner asking me if it was my first time in and offering me a sample of his sweet iced rooibos tea, which I ended up ordering because it was absolutely delicious.
I was starving and could have eaten anything on the menu, but went with the falafel. Mom went with the Oliver’s plate, which featured a noodle salad topped with chicken, sausage and their “special” sauce.
It was definitely enough to feed a large family, but the flavor was amazing. I don’t know what they put in the secret sauce, I could have drank it through a straw.
Would that be going too far?
Okay, disregard. Anyways, the food was delicious and incredibly cheap. I highly recommend stopping here if you’re in Savannah, and then later hitting up Back in the Day Bakery for an iced chai….actually, that’s exactly what I did today!