Mediterranean Cuisine: Metro D’s Best Falafel

By: Amber Ogden | July 24, 2015

Maintaining a healthy diet is difficult if you’re always on the go, but one heart healthy (and delicious) option is Mediterranean cuisine. Falafel is a guilt-free staple that can be found on all Mediterranean menus. It’s vegetarian and is made of chickpeas or fava beans and is a Middle Eastern tradition.

If you’re craving falafel in any form, head to one of the following restaurants in southeast Michigan:

Food on Wood Mediterranean Grill, 17933 Haggerty Rd., Northville, imports its greens, grains and spices from Lebanon. Falafel is available as an appetizer, or as a pita wrap with lettuce, tomato, pickles and tahini sauce. Add a side of fries or rice and you’ve got a meal!

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Falafel King, with locations in Royal Oak and West Bloomfield, has been serving up fresh Mediterranean cuisine for 16 years. There’s a Falafel Salad (Fattoush salad topped with falafel, tabbouli and hummus) on the menu, along with several falafel sandwiches.

Try the Falafel Queen (falafel with baba, tabouli, lettuce, banana peppers, pickled turnips and tahini) or Falafel Burger (topped with lettuce, tomatoes, pickled turnips and garlic sauce on a hamburger bun).

Harmonie Garden, 4704 Anthony Wayne Dr., Detroit, is located in Midtown and offers several unusual falafel offerings. Start your day off with the Falafel Omelet (mixed with eggs, onion, parsley and tomato, served on salad), or choose from nearly a dozen different falafel options.

The Flobby Joe (falafel burger served with vegetarian chili and tahini sauce), BBQ Falafel Pita (falafel pita with fries and barbecue sauce) and Falafel Stir Fry (stir-fried falafel with veggies, rice and hummus) are a few of the options you have to choose from.

Should you be planning a falafel tour of Metro Detroit, here are some other places worth checking out:

Enjoy your falafel, especially because you don’t have to feel guilty doing so!