504 Bloor St. W, Toronto
Cost: $3.49 for a falafel
We found ourselves searching for food in the Annex one evening before the start of Filmi 2009.
I laugh now when I think about how we walked right PAST Ghazale (even though it was packed; which we all know is a clear indication that the place is damn good) and over to Mount Everest (which I've also heard is amazing) to check out their menu and see if we could have a sit-down dinner there in under 30 minutes (answer: no). So again, we walked about perusing outdoor menus and turning our noses down to practically everything we didn't have a hankering for. Finally with less than 15 minutes left before the start of the fest, we shared a quick slice of Pizzaiolo pizza (I am a fan of their chicken pesto slice) vowing to get a proper meal after the show.
Alas, after the show and after chatting with friends, we realized it was too late to enjoy a fancy restaurant experience on a weeknight, but not too late for a falafel! And after hearing how good Ghazale is from the said friends, we had to try it.
I present you with:
Happy Falafel it was.
Frugal fare at it's best in the city!
They're open till 4am all week, and a new location just opened at Church & Wellesley (78 Wellesley St.)
Mount Everest has some competition now.