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Hungry Pocket

Michelle and I were doing some shopping at 3rd Street Promenade, so we decided to stop into this little place across the street from Santa Monica College called Hungry Pocket. It had some decent reviews online. Why not?

This is what is written on the menu. I thought we had just picked joint college kids love because it’s easily accessible, serves big portions, but in reality is nothing special.

As we were trying to figure out what to order, an older gentleman said it was the best falafel he had ever had in the states. Apparently  he’s from Israel so he knows a thing or two about falafels. That’s always a good sign when you’re at a restaurant for the first time and questioning whether you picked a lemon.

Michelle was too afraid of the falafel, because it had no meat. She ordered the Gyro. I had a bite of this and it was tasty.

But she missed out on the signature menu item. Meat or not, the falafels are good.

But Michelle had hot sauce. She was content.

We also ordered a lamb sandwich. This was tasty, but as our first dish settled we realized we were going to only be able to pick at it.

I definitely recommend trying this place out if you happen to be wandering around Santa Monica and need a bite to eat. Also, in case you were wondering, the most falafels you could eat is probably two, three on a really good day.