When Hot Knives partnered with our friends at Elf Cafe this spring for a late-night food window called “El Falafel,” we weren’t sure whether anyone would show up. You people must like falafel! Because after just three hours, we sold upwards of 100 sandwiches and we had to call it quits early. (To every sloshed person who pulled up after last call last time, we’re still sorry!)
Here’s your chance for either redemption, or seconds. El Falafel makes its triumphant return this Wednesday for Fourth of July, still the only falafel in Echo Park, as far as we know. If you’ve ever celebrated Independence Day in this part of the city, you know that all that dodging bottle rockets works up a hunger!
Need a refresher? Our falafel balls are crackly crunchity on the outside but moist inside thanks to a fresh handmade batter of chickpeas and chickpea flour studded with fresh parsley, mint and cilantro.
The warm pita and falafel comes with hot sauce, garlic-tahini, homemade smokey hummus, and a tapenade of green olives, turnips and pickles. One sandwich, no options, no seating, totally vegan.
WHAT: Falafel Sandwiches
WHEN: Wednesday, July 4th
HOURS: 9:30 PM – 1 AM or until we sell out!
WHERE: Elf Cafe at 2135 W. Sunset Blvd., LA
BRING: Cash Only, sandwiches are $5 a pop