Not too many people know this about me, but I actually adore falafels.
When they're done right, they're quite literally the most delicious morsels of happiness you can possibly consume, on their own, in a pita, smothered in tahini - however you want.
Naturally, I've had a good amount of falafels in my life. I've had some that were amazing, and some that were a little subpar.
But none of the falafels I've ever had could come close to the ones I tried at one Montreal-West restaurant.
Honestly, it wouldn't be a stretch to say that their entire menu is above and beyond delicious... mainly because all of the ingredients are super, super fresh, and legit high quality.
They specialize in Mediterranean-inspired dishes, like shiitake mushroom kebabs (which are the literal definition of amazing), grilled vegetables, (huge!) sandwiches, and salads. Although everything is fantastic, the real star of the show? Their falafels.
Pochiche uses a unique recipe to achieve a traditional-yet-different falafel flavour.
Grilled in a pita with fresh vegetables and hummus, or on their own in a platter, their falafel is crispy, fluffy, and flavourful; a super delicious standout in a menu full of fantastic things.
Best part? This spot is located about five minutes away from Concordia's Loyola campus, so if you're looking for your new favourite lunch spot - stop looking. You've just found it.