My wife and and I have a tradition of going to Mamoun’s Falafel after the annual NYC Halloween parade. Due to the Covid 19 cancellation last year we couldn’t go. Out of the blue my wife said she was craving a pita sandwich so we fired up Seamless and placed an order.
For those who are unfamiliar, Mamoun’s Falafel has been serving high quality, authentic Middle Eastern food since 1971. It is the oldest falafel restaurant in New York and one of the first Middle Eastern establishments in the United States.
I ordered the Shawarma Sandwich with is described as “100% lamb made with our signature spices and cooked slowly on a stand up rotisserie; served in a pita pocket with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and tahineh sauce”.
Unwrapping the sandwich my eyes were treated to a pita overflowing with lamb. It looked huge and appetizing. Truth be told the pita is stuffed with lettuce and tomato and the lamb placed on top.
The lamb was seasoned well and tasted great. The lettuce, tomato and onion were all very fresh. Unfortunately, they forgot to add the tahineh sauce which resulted in a dry sandwich which was difficult to eat. I did enjoy the seasoned fries though.
Zubair Hassan is the founder and driving force behind Junk Foody. He is a life long foodie, photographer and technologist residing in New York City.
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