advis_falafels, 16 Ballarat Street, Yarraville. Phone: 9396 1841
How cool is watching our favourite locals and those beyond integrating the virus-inspired pivots and swerves into their ongoing operations?
For instance … what was once Little Advi has become advis_falafels.
Along the way, the shop has been given a much fresher and brighter look.
It’s more spacious, as opposed to the lovely and much-loved yet cramped previous layout.
The menu, too, has been streamlined.
No meat as far as we can tell.
But the dips and salads remain – hooray!
And instead of what was my habitual order for several years – the falafel wrap – there is now an open falafel pita ($11, see menu below).
At first, Bennie and I are a bit bemused about whether to eat with hands or cutlery.
A bit of both turns out to be the go.
And while the ingredients are familiar from previous visits, somehow the flavours and textures seem to have bloomed and zoomed.
The falafels themselves are superb, while the crunchy slaw and hummous are the perfect foil.
Even the way the juices soak into the flatbread is wonderful!