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ABOUT OUR FOOD

Falafel

Organic, Vegan

Organic garbanzo beans are ground in house with onion, parsley, cilantro and spices. We  fry it fresh to order resulting in the crispiest falafel you’ll find in Seattle with with a soft & fluffy inside. Once you’ve had falafel this way, you’ll only want it fresh

Chicken shwarma

Halal

Our chicken shwarma is marinated in our secret 21 spice blend, garlic and olive oil.
We pan sauté it in its own juice resulting in juicy and flavorful bites

Lamb Kefte

Halal

Our lamb kefte mini meatballs are juicy and savory in a beautiful smoky tomato and pepper sauce. The lamb is seasoned with harissa, fire roasted peppers and fresh cilantro.

Pita Bread

Baked Fresh Daily

Our homemade pocket pita is baked fresh daily. It is thick and fluffy and has been described as soft, pillowy, cloudy… Yet what matters is that it ties everything together holding all the juicy flavors in a soft edible shell

Mezze Deli

Pickled in House

Mezze is at the heart of Middle Eastern cuisine and refers to olives and vegetables, marinated, pickled and roasted as well as dips. Our restaurant features a colorful deli fridge with amazing variety of pickled vegetables, hummus, babaghnouj and feta spreads ready to grab-n-go

Feta

Cow-milk, Domestic

Salty, Crumbly, delicate and delicious,
great contrast to Purple style and the garlic fries
Pasteurized cow-milk feta

Sourcing

Our produce is as fresh as possible, while our staple ingredients are imported from overseas. Many other components such as our pitas and pickles are homemade fresh. These practices result in fresh, healthy, ethical food with exceptional flavor.

  • Garbanzo beans – Organic (Falafel and Hummus)
  • Chicken – Halal
  • Beef – Halal
  • Lamb – Halal
  • Spices – We now make many of our spice blends in house including za’atar, harissa & shwarma spice which we also offer for sale in our restaurant.
    Many other spices come from World Spice (Pike Place Market)
  • Olive oil is extra virgin cold pressed and has deep earth and rock flavors (Tazah, Lebanon)
  • Tahini is toasted hulled sesame and has sweet and nutty flavors (Al-Kanater,Lebanon)
  • Our Feta cheese is cow milk and pastureized.

Future Sourcing
As we grow so does our purchasing power. Voting with your wallet drives the demand for better products decreasing price and increasing accessibility.
We actively work to create a future in which we purchase more and more ingredients from better farmers thus build a strong community where healthier and fresher ingredients are readily available.

Flavors and Dining

A spectrum of flavors

Middle Eastern food has a spectrum of flavors that ranges from simple to bold and complex.Simple flavors such as in hummus and tahini are mellow and light yet have beautiful hints of earthy, sweet and nutty flavors. They also add a pleasant creamy texture to any dish. Bold flavors such as falafel, chicken shwarma and pickled mango sauce play perfectly with the light smoothness of tahini and hummus.

Getting the flavor and texture just right

Let’s be real, texture is just as important as flavor so we make the food fresh throughout the day.You cannot beat the soft textures of a freshly baked pita or a crispy (piping hot) falafel ball. Much thought has gone into each component and the method in which it is prepared. Making our food from start to end has allowed us to perfect the flavors and textures and select the finest ingredients.

Dietary Restrictions

It is very easy for us to accommodate most diets. Not only are we happy to substitute ingredients we also respect your choice and go the extra mile to insure you get exactly what you ask for.

By nature, our food is mostly vegetarian and vegan. We keep our falafel fryer vegan & gluten free. All the food is Gluten-Free with the exception of the pita and Baklava. Everything is soy and nut free except for the baklava of course. No eggs or dairy, no problem. Just let us know.

House or Purple? and now maybe old school?!

We offer three styles of sandwiches House, Purple & Old School.

Originally we only offered sandwiches in what is now dubbed House Style. All wraps are made in a homemade fluffy pocket pita smeared with organic hummus.
House Style – Arab salad (cucumber, tomato, cabbage, parsley) , tahini & amba (Iraqi fermented mango sauce). traditional to the max.
Old School – is our Greek style featuring lettuce, cucumber, tomato, cabbage, tzatziki and garlic aioli
Purple Style is a fusion of the region with purple slaw, lettuce, garlic aioli, tzatziki and feta

Restaurant Info

Restaurant Hours

Monday  …………….            Closed
Tuesday  ……………. 11 am – 9 pm
Wednesday   ………. 11 am – 9 pm
Thursday   ………….. 11 am – 9 pm
Friday  ……………….. 11 am – 9 pm
Saturday   …………… 11 am – 9 pm
Sunday  ……………… 10 am – 8 pm

Restaurant Address

4746 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA

Phone

(206) FALAFEL

Parking

Free junction parking
and street parking available.

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