We’re talking about our FALAFEL’S of course!
For those of you that don’t know what falafels are; they’re traditionally deep-fried chickpeas that have been rolled into balls infused with a variety of spices. This variety of spices, which can be mixed into an endless number of combinations, makes each falafel place unique in its own right!
Who are the entrants you ask?
Café 2000: At the Uxbridge Road end of the market. Literally. Imad Eldin Birir is the first trader on the left hand side of the market. Proud of his Egyptian and Sudanese style falafels, he lets his food do all the talking for him. Although he won’t shy away from a lively conversation with his customers. [Thumbnail image]
Grill Master: Run by the son of one of pioneers who brought falafels to the mainstream crowd. This traditionally Middle Eastern dish and its related lingo (think: tahini, hummus, and so on) soon became as familiar to hear (and order!) as Biryani and Frappuccino – largely thanks to this family. [thumbnail image]
The Falafel Hut: Run by the animated and friendly George. He can be found serving up deliciously tender falafel as he quick wittedly contributes to the conversations around him. Many customers choose to sit down and eat-in whilst talking to him – as his banter is almost as good as his food. [thumbnail image]
Who are the judges?
Our first judge was Sarah (@littlespice_uk) from the new herb and spice centred company: Little Spice (www.little-spice.co.uk). It would be hard to find anyone who knows more about spices than Little Spice’s Sarah.
Our second judge was Ninette (@NinetteOseiWil) from N.O.W. (www.foodgloriousfoodnow.wordpress.com). She regularly blogs about eateries and reviews them for her website and guest writes on other too! A true foodie, she knows what she’s talking about when she’s discussing a good meal. [thumbnail image]
Once we’d laid out all the food in front of them we gave them a scoresheet. They judged the falafels on taste, consistency and presentation with an option to write notes for each entrant.
After much deliberation they decided that Café 2000’s falafels had won, and was Falafel Spot of June 2015!
They noted that The Falafel Hut is great for the family as it’s full of flavour but not too spicy. Whilst The Grill Master’s option had incredible tahini and deliciously soft wrap – but they could only judge the falafel and not the extras. Still, there are no losers here since all were dubbed mouth-wateringly delicious. Why not come down, try them all and decide for yourself?