SG and I decided to roam around downtown one day so we stopped at Chickpea’s for lunch. Chickpea is a rather popular lunch joint for the many business people around the area, and after this lunch experience I can certainly understand why.
The exterior of the restaurant isn’t all too attractive, but the food, without a doubt , makes up for it.
Beef Donair- $8.50
I prefer this to the falafel. Number 1, because there are THINLY SLICED PIECES OF beef in it and I NEED MY MEAT. Number 2, the sweet and sour sauce or whatever the correct name for it is…. MAKES IT SO GOOD. I feel more open towards donair’s after this memorable experience and will definitely be looking for some back in Vancouver. It’s SG’s go-to selection.
Since the restaurant’ s name is Chickpea, it only makes sense to give the falafel a try. For those who are like myself and in the dark when it comes to knowing WHAT a falafel is…
it is ground up chick peas served with onions, lettuce and a bunch of other sauces such as: garlic sauce, hummus and hot sauce, in a pita wrap. Not 100% sure if I’ve got all of the sauces down correctly since I was not paying attention to the preparation process.
First impressions of the falafel: chickpeas definitely an interesting texture and alternative to meat. Halfway through, the chickpeas began to grow on me but the overpowering taste of the garlic sauce did not.
For 7 bucks, it was quite filling and towards finishing the falafel- the sauces would gather and drip at the bottom making it incredibly messy to eat. All in all, a memorable first falafel experience!
- Friendly service.
- Decent food.
- Prepared fresh in front of you.
- Prices moderate- Under $10 lunch if NO DRINKS, SIDES OR DESSERT.
- Can get pretty packed around lunch on weekdays.
- Inside of restaurant a bit dingy.