If you’re a practical cheapskate like I am and you work anywhere near Mama’s Vegetarian on 20th Street, then you know that there’s really no reason to eat at a food truck when Mama’s Vegetarian aka Mama’s Falafel is in the neighborhood.
For $3.50, I can get a small Mama’s falafel sandwich on my choice of a wheat or white pita plus as much from the pickle bar as I can cram into the little to-go side containers that they give you. And believe me, I can cram in a lot. (I’ve also been known to slide one of those insanely hot long-hots into the bag.) But now, they have sweetened the deal even more. Read more »
They must be giving away falafel sandwiches today at Mama’s. Two things you don’t see in this photo: a) the non-existent line at the newish and quite good halal/falafel truck behind me and b) the extremely dirty look that the guy on the extreme left in the photo gave me just after I took the picture. I opted for popcorn from Nuts To You.
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Chefs like cheap eats too. Jose Garces dines at Taqueria Veracruzana. Noble’s Steven Cameron has taken a liking to Mama’s Vegetarian and Taco Loco. Pho at Pho & CafÃ© Viet Huong is Lacroix’s Jason Cichonski’s choice. But who admits to heading for Wawa’s “Junior” turkey hoagie.
Chefs bent on a bite: Refined palates need cheap eats, too, & here’s where they go [Philadelphia Daily News]