By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Feb 13, 2017 at 10:01 AM

Hello Falafel,  the Middle Eastern inspired fast casual restaurant at 2301 S. Howell Ave., will launch brunch service beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday Feb. 26.

Brunch items will include breakfast mezze plates, olive oil granola with fresh and dried fruit and coconut labneh, charred eggplant "egg-in-a-basket" served with harissa. There will also be fresh pastries and shakshuka with slow-cooked eggs. Both vegan and gluten-free items will be available.

Thanks to a newly acquired liquor license, Hello Falafel will also serve specialty mimosas made with freshly squeezed juices during brunch.

"We have the ability to do such cool juices, and sparkling wine just makes it even better," notes co-owner Melissa Buchholz. "Think cucumber and mint juice with cava, or maybe strawberry pineapple juice with bubbly rose."

The brunch menu will be served along with Hello Falafel’s regular menu on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or until it runs out. Brunch dishes will also be available for carry-out.

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.