Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Amsterdam Falafel Shop (Washington DC)
2425 18th Street NW, Washington DC 20009, USA
The Amsterdam Falafel Shop is a small chain of restaurants that sells falafel and fries based on the Dutch example. It currently has 7 locations in the US, including three in DC. The key point is that you can choose freely from the toppings bar, which has a huge selection of 22 items, including vegetables, sauces, etc.
I get a Regular Falafel Sandwich, which includes 5 falafel balls in a pita, which I fill with various toppings and sauces. The falafel is not too moist and not too dry. Very tasty! I also get a Small Fries, which are double-fried, and very crispy from the outside. As good as you can get in the Netherlands. The range of sauces makes it all even better.
It is not as good as the best falafel in the Middle East, but it is as good as falafel gets outside of the region and the same applies to fries and the Netherlands.