I must admit that I was super excited when Amsterdam Falafelshop moved into the area. Why? Well...falafel and fries with loads of scrumptious vegan toppings. Yeah, that's all I need. And although I am not a late night person, I do love that they stay open until 4 a.m. because what could be better after whiskey and dancing than FALAFEL!
The menu here is ultra simple. First, choose whether you want falafel (a chickpea-based fried ball) in a pita or a bowl. The pita is a fixed price whereas the bowl is priced by the pound (so be careful!). Then, choose how many falafel balls you'd like -- usually three to five. Then, fill it with loads of vegan toppings. There are only a few toppings that aren't vegan. It's awesome! And the ones that aren't vegan are clearly marked on the sign on the wall where you place your order.
I got a bowl with three falafel balls because I love the toppings even more than the falafel. I loaded it with so many good things like Cucumber and Onions, Turkish Salad, Eggplant (which is to die for), Chickpea Salad, Pickled Turnips, Jalapenos, Pickled Cauliflower, etc. Then, I topped it with Jalapeno-Cilantro Sauce, Babaganush (eggplant spread) and Tahini (sesame seed paste). It was delicious!
The total for my bowl was $8. Most notably you should read the signage because all are hilarious. See below. If you look carefully, you will see they advise you to indicate how many balls not the type of balls you desire. :) Even the signs in the bathroom make you laugh!
Their drink selection now includes beer as well as other great non-alcoholic drinks so why not start off your club night with falafel and beer, then come back for more if you are still hungry. I'm sure they won't mind.
November 12, 2014
October 18. 2011
1840 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Full Disclosure: Although the meal was provided to me for free to review, that in no way influenced my veracious opinion.