Editors' pick

Amsterdam Falafelshop

Fast Food, Middle Eastern
$$$$ ($14 and under)
Amsterdam Falafelshop photo
Jason Berger/The Post
Delicious late-night treats in Adams Morgan
Sun-Mon 11 am-midnight Tue-Wed 11 am-2:30 am Thu 11 am-3 am Fri-Sat 11 am-4 am
(Adams Morgan)
Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan (Red Line)
202-234-1969
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Editorial Review

At the trim Amsterdam Falafel, the Middle Eastern snack of mashed chickpeas, shaped into balls and fried to a neat crunch, gets slipped into warm pita pockets and dressed up with a choice of nearly 20 toppings. Picture shredded beets, turmeric-tinged cabbage, green herb sauce and eggplant puree -- everything arranged in a colorful salad bar and yours for the garnishing. That said, the fluffy-centered fritters are scrumptious on their own, liberally seasoned with garlic, cumin, parsley and coriander. As friendly as the guys behind the counter are the hours of operation: This Adams Morgan newcomer is open daily for lunch and dinner, and until 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.

-- Tom Sietsema (Dec. 26, 2004)