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Sunday, May 9, 2010
Ibby's Falafel - Freehold, NJ
After the Falafel experience we had a Veronica's last night, we fgured we would take a ride out to Ibby's Falafel in Freehold to try what people say is the best Falafel in the area. I am not one to judge falafel to declare the best, but Zelda thought it was pretty darn good!
We arrived at Ibby's today and grabbed a 2 top along the counter where you order. There were a few other tables seated, and the place was very clean. The gentlemen behind the counter were very friendly, and even asked what we were looking to try.
Zelda opted for the Falafel Sandwich, and I went for the lamb Shwarma Sandwich, and we started off with some hummus. The hummas came out first, along with some pita's fresh off of the grill, and HOT! YUM! the hummus had great flavors and seasoning, with some onions on top, tomato, and a slice of beet.
Sandwiches came out a few minutes later, after Zelda watched them form up the Falafel balls fresh, and send them right into the fryer. Her Falafel sandwich was awesome, served with great seasonings, a nice sauce, lettuce, and tomato. The sandwich was pretty big, and very tasty.
My lamb was also served in a pita pocket, and the lamb was fresh off of the spit with great flavors. It was nice and hot, and served with lettuce, tomato, and a great sauce. Mine too had a ton of meat, with awesome flavors, and it left me full.
After we had eaten, the owner asked if we liked Baba Ghanoush, and if we had ever tried theirs. Of course we hadn't, so he gave us a healthy plate full, and I liked it even better than the hummus. The flavors were fresh, with nice thin chunks of cucumber, and topped with the same tomato, and beet. There was als a fresh herb and green onion in there that made this absolutely delicious.
All in all, what is there to say other than the simple fact that this made for an awesome Sunday lunch. We'll definitely be back in the future! Cheers!
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Born in Illinois, I spent my younger years as a local Chicago Foodie checking out restaurants in the city, and working as a waiter at many of the finest restaurants in the suburbs of Chicago. Look for me visiting a restaurant near you, or at one of the many local wine offlines throughout New Jersey