#21. Falafels at Kareem's Restaurant

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What can I say about Kareem's falafels that I haven't already said on Good Food, in various Weekly Best Of issues, in blog posts, and even as a tip to KNBC-TV Channel 4?

How about express my love of them in Spanish? Pinche chingona sabrosísima bolas de garbanzos. Or something like that.
Honestly, the falafels crafted by husband-and-wife team Mike and Nancy Hawari make the most pedestrian of snacks into orbs of desire: simultaneously crunchy and pillowy, with a rust-colored outside giving way to an emerald-green interior. When I introduce people to Arabic cuisine, I always start with the falafels at Kareem's--and this is the place they return to again with their friends, and their friends, and so forth. Been doing this for nearly a decade now, and looking forward to a decade more, all for the pleasure of snacking on these treasures.

Kareem's Restaurant, 208 S. Brookhurst St., Anaheim, (714) 778-6829

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Location Info

Kareem's Restaurant

1208 S. Brookhurst St., Anaheim, CA

Category: Restaurant

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