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#TheFoodMove: Falafel Inc

Georgetown falafel spot offers no frills and all the taste

Our weekly search for restaurants that probably aren’t on your radar. As young, broke college kids we will bring you our honest reviews of affordable restaurants in dope neighborhoods. Have any suggestions for #TheFoodMove? Use #TheMoveAU and shoot us an email

This week we’re bringing you a review of the best falafel place in the District. We paid a visit to Falafel Inc., a fast, tasty and no-frills take-out spot conveniently off of M street in Georgetown. And when we say no frills, we mean no frills. The place has six items on their entire menu and only three standing tables inside. It’s short, sweet and to the point.

Aylon, a falafel fanatic, decided to go with the Falafel sandwich, packed with falafel, lettuce, red cabbage, pali salad, tabouli and tahini—red sauce on a freshly baked pita. Pro tip, be sure to splurge the extra dollar on hummus, and if you’re really hungry, order two.

Zak ventured out of his comfort zone and ordered the Falafel Bowl which had falafel, red cabbage, tabouli, tomato, cucumber, pickles and Zaatar chips on greens. We also got an order of the amazing Zaatar Fries.

In addition to the great, fresh food, this place’s prices make this spot standout. The most expensive dish on the menu is $4.

The atmosphere of the restaurant gives you a Middle Eastern feel with the dry, brick walls all throughout the tiny eating area. With Falafel Inc., in the heart of Georgetown, it can get busy but the wait for your food is never longer than five minutes.

What also makes this spot special is that for every meal you buy, the Falafel Inc., company donates money to support refugees around the world, a nice touch to a great dining experience.

So when your credit cards are getting weary of being swiped or you need a cheap meal after your shopping spree went overboard, check out Falafel Inc. Trust us, it's worth your while.

Zak Bedrosian and Aylon Berger are food critics for The Eagle. Additionally, they are the co-founders of TheMove, a weekly social guide for American University students.

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