I don’t know who Alyan is, but I love him. Or her.
One of our apartment hunting days brought us to South Street in Philadelphia. We were intriuged when we walked by Alyan’s Restaurant, boasting a neon “Best Falafel in Philly” sign. Show me what you got, Alyan’s.
We were the only people in the tiny restaurant, and were seated in the back “green” room. While Robert Irvine would throw a fit at the dusty hanging plants, it was nice to have some natural skylight from the ceiling.
After a quick Yelp hunt, I decided to start off with the Mint Iced Tea- which was fabulous. We also got a small order of their fries, which were served piping hot. They had hot peppers and onions mixed into it, which personally I could have done with a lot more of them… but they were really tasty and definitely “real” fries… not frozen.
I ordered the Falafel Sandwich w/ Hummus- someone had to try it! It was SOOOOOO GOOD. The Falafel was shoved into a fresh pita with some lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and slathered with hummus.
Dave ordered the Shawarma Sandwich (our favorite thing ever since Israel) with all the fixins as well.
For everything, the total $18. Like… really?! I want to move to South Street now and eat here everyday! The food was awesome, and at $6 average sandwich cost- they give you a TON of food. We were full for the rest of the day and didn’t even end up going to the dinner plans we had!