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Mediterranean Wraps in Palo Alto or Falafel's Drive-In in San Jose are much better. Was NOT impressed, The people were friendly, though. Note: They use Israeli ingredients and sell Israeli products, though I haven't seen them market this. If you are even slightly aware of the abuses Israel is subjecting the Palestinians to, I highly suggest boycotting.

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Quite possibly the best falafel place in the Bay Area, earning rave reviews and generating long lines at mealtimes. It's a self-service establishment where you pay at the cash register inside, then stand in line and hand in your receipt at the window of the kitchen to get your food.

Their signature dish is a falafel sandwich with about 8 small falafel balls in a puffy white pita pocket along with chopped vegetables, parsley, tahini, and optional harissa (spicy red) sauce. The falafel balls usually go right out of the fryer into your sandwich, and the fresh flavor of the salads and chopped vegetables is quite distinctive. It's a full meal and delicious. The only minor complaint I have is that the falafels are exceptionally salty, so it's not the best place to eat for those with high blood pressure. That hasn't stopped me from picking up dinner there several times in one month.

With the exception of one dessert (Creme Bavaria) and the Sabich sandwich (has hard-boiled eggs), the menu is vegan. I've had the Sabich sandwich too, and the staff have no problem with omitting the eggs and replacing them with falafel balls.

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