I seem to be having a moment with falafel, whenever I’m around street food I seem to be opting for the deep-fried chickpea treat. Maybe it’s the summer sun, but I just can’t help myself.
Pilpel is located in Old Spitalfields Market and on a lunchtime, seems incredibly popular with the local business workers, with a queue snaking it’s way around the indoor market.
I opted for the falafel meal which contains falafel, hummus, salad, pickles all dressed with a tahini and chilli sauce and served with 2 pita bread. I usually eat the salad first, keeping the precious falafel till last, however on this occasion, this was a huge mistake as the portion sizes were a little much and by the time I came round to eating the falafel, I was full. Nevertheless, I ploughed through the crispy exterior and enjoyed the beautifully seasoned falafel. The hummus, salad, pickles and sauces also added texture, depth and other spicy, tart flavours. Considering the price was around the £6 mark, it was worth the money.
It’s no wonder that Pilpel is popular, with good quality falafel at a reasonable price and considering other London eateries charge extortionate prices, I can see myself visiting frequently.
– Pilpel, Old Spitalfields Market (Liverpool St)