The owners of Turkish Meze in Mamroneck have opened a less-fancy but just-as-delicious new takeout place in White Plains. I stopped in the other day for lunch. I can never resist falafel:
They were light and fluffy inside and crispy and crunchy outside. Great. And the tahini sauce was smooth — not grainy like some.
Here’s a little look around. It hasn’t changed much since it was the chili spot. Long counter:
A few tables in back:
Kitchen up front:
I also tasted the lentil soup, which was pureed instead of chunky. It was very nicely balanced and great on a cold day:
I took a chicken gyro and the lamb meatballs back to the office for colleagues and had a bite or two of each. The chicken schwarma inside the gyro was a little dry, but spiced nicely. The lamb was moist and heady with cumin — very, very delicious.
My favorite dish of the meal was the hummus. They were making it right in front of me as I waited for the takeout order… how could I not order it? It was smooth, fresh and lip-smackingly good. One of the best around, for sure.
They handed me a free order of baklava as I left. It was drenched — and I mean drenched — in honey.