Friday, April 9, 2010

Oasis Cafe

I love falafel. For those of you who don't know - I didn't until a few years ago - falafel is a fried ball of ground chick peas and/or fava beans, and herbs and spices. I think the first falafel I had was from Bereket. Anyway, yesterday we went to Oasis Cafe for a falafel lunch. Here's a picture of the outside:

Nope, that's not a mistake. Oasis Cafe is in the back of a jewelry store on Wabash Avenue - this stretch of Wabash is Jewelers Row, a.k.a the West 47th Street of Chicago. Oasis is a hidden gem...pun intended.

We ordered two falafel sandwiches and a lentil soup. The falafel sandwich comes with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and tahini dressing (and obviously falafels) packed inside a pita. You have to ask for hot sauce, which they serve on the side. At first I thought the lentil soup was made with red lentils, but it had a tomato taste to it so maybe it was green lentils with tomato. Not sure, but it was good.

The falafel was great - nice and crispy and hot. Not as great as my beloved Moshe's, but pretty darn good.

1 comment:

  1. IT IS THE BEST! You're soooo right! I was a saic student about 12 years ago, and it was the greatest greatest greatest. Inexpensive and delish.