Food Truck Week: Falafel Guys
Wait up, summer's not over yet. You can tell because the streets are still lined with the ever-growing food truck culture in Milwaukee. It's Food Truck Week here at OnMilwaukee.com and all week long we're stopping at some of Brew City's best restaurants on wheels in search of the most interesting dishes on offer.
I could pretty much eat falafel every day of my life and never get tired of it. The fried chickpea dish is close to the perfect vegetarian dish, and whether you claim it's Israeli or Arabic, it's one meal that everyone in the Middle East can agree is great.
I visited the blue and yellow Falafel Guys food truck twice last week when it was parked outside the Chase Building – partly to see if it was consistent, and partly just because I was craving falafel. Both visits were equally cheap and delicious.
For $5.95, you can a fresh falafel sandwich in a pita, with hummus, tahini sauce, pickles and lettuce (I ordered mine without tomato). Seasoned with parsley, it's a simple, street food staple. And I love it.
Only two guys work the truck, and each sandwich is made to order, but even at high noon, it was speedy. The menu is pretty small, and also includes shawarma and eggplant sandwiches, plus fries and soda/bottled water.
The shawarma sandwich is $8.95 and cooked on a rotisserie in the truck. The $6.95 eggplant sandwich comes with a hardboiled egg.
But why mess with perfection? I'll have the falafel sandwich every time.
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