Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Lately, every time I go to Borough Market around lunchtime, I can’t resist the falafel with crunchy pickles from the Arabica food stall. Maybe it’s because they’re made right in front of you and have no time to get soggy. Maybe it’s the mix of hot sauce and tahini. Maybe it’s the vegetable pickles. I don’t know. But I'm pretty sure it's the tastiest I've had here. (Every time I go to Paris, I try to get some from L'As du Fallafel, but it has never been open when I've shown up.)
Back at Borough Market, I never have enough patience to push through the crowds and stand in line to buy spices and salads and such from the prepared foods side of the Arabica stall (sort of like a very mini Kalustyan’s), but one day, I will gather the energy to battle it out for the hummus and zatar.