Falafel may be the world's most perfect food. It's packed with protein and fiber, but it's also fried in some fat to keep it tasty. It's hearty enough to satisfy carnivores yet suitable for vegans. It's tricky to pull off — you don't want a wad of fried hummus or a cumin-flavored stone. It has to be crispy on the outside with a satisfying granular texture inside. Café Natasha's falafel has the perfect texture and flavor, with cumin, parsley and garlic in perfect culinary equipoise. It's all wrapped in a thin pita with cucumber, tomato, red onion, and fresh red and green lettuce, not the soggy shreds of iceberg found at so many other places. It's a square meal that fits right in your hand — how perfect is that?
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