There's hope - being Cinco de Mayo, I was craving for something Mexican, but that was short-lived when my friends were too busy. So I opted for the next best - something spicy, something close by and with PROTEIN and not saturated with FAT. I went to Chickpea. I like that name, sounds like a cute baby store or something of that sort. Their falafels are BAKED - not fried! Yum! Love those little spinach-broccoli ones. They are full of flavor and texture and go so well with the basil hummus or tahini. I got the falafel nuggets sans pita. The tahini and hummus are vegan and dairy-free. The basil hummus simply melts in your mouth!
If you are ever looking for a quick snack, a side order of five falafel bites is only $1.50. Chickpea has several locations in the City.
Coming back to the special day - Happy Cinco de Mayo!