Must make this quick lunch break is almost over. I had a FAIL of a lunch that I brought from home today so I was in need of something quick and relatively healthy. I put it out over twitter that I was in need of some suggestions and the great Yoko reminded me of Picnic. I don’t know why I don’t eat at Picnic more often. It’s not far from where I work but since it isn’t right around the corner I guess I just don’t think of it.
It’s a very small place which offers all kinds of freshly made food. They have a few tables inside but they usually fill up very quickly. Be prepared to take your meal to go. Their lunches might be seen as a little spendy, for a take out place, but their ingredients are top notch and their portions are pretty generous. I imagine if I lived closer that I would come for dinner a lot because they have a great amount of prepared foods. You could totally take it home, reheat and claim to your guests that you made it yourself. Like in Mrs. Doubtfire.
Back to lunch. I ordered one of their specials of the day, the falafel on pita. They tend to have about 3-5 sandwich specials and a couple of salad specials each day. For $7.00 I got their falafel special. It came on half a pita and topped with lettuce, tomatoe, red onion, and tzatziki sauce. I wished there had been a little bit more sauce because it was really good. There were 4 or 5 small falafel balls in the pita. I don’t think they deep fried their falafel because it didn’t come out super greasy. Instead they were very light and seemed to be just slightly browned in a pan or flatop griddle. Even more possible, they could have been baked now that I think about it. So this wasn’t your traditional falafle but it sure hit the spot. Be prepared to wait a bit if you order a sandwich because they are all made on demand.
Not a great shot because I was using my iPhone.
Philadelphia, PA 19104