Discover the Fun of Falafel in the Hudson Valley
By: Jerry Eimbinder, Special to Metromix
Falafel is an easy target.
The word can make you chuckle (it rhymes with waffle!). It’s popular with the counterculture (such as hippies at Grateful Dead shows). And half the people we’ve asked aren’t even sure exactly what it is (doesn’t it come in a pita, like a gyro?).
But once you realize what is in a falafel — it’s a fritter, essentially, made from chickpeas or fava beans, or both — and how healthy and delicious it can be, we’re betting you’ll get a little more serious about falafel. Especially when you realize how popular it’s getting.
Here's a look at where you can get the little balls of deliciousness in the Hudson Valley.