Wednesday, May 22, 2024

The spicy falafel wrap at Boston Halal in Somerville. (Photo: Madeleine Aitken)

Price: $10

Moving into the storefront Grainmaker vacated when it closed in March, Boston Halal is an Indian and Mediterranean fusion restaurant with a menu of rice bowls and pita wraps. It sounded promising, but I was disappointed. The falafel wrap was mediocre at best: The pita was fine, the hummus was okay, the falafel were decent. Nothing was bad, but nothing was particularly good. The fresh toppings and sauces were a nice touch that helped to bulk up the wrap a bit, but the wrap still felt sparse, with just four small falafel, a few veggie toppings like cucumbers and pickled onions, and a light drizzle of sauce. That amount of food felt grossly overpriced at $10, although a rice bowl, also priced at $10, might have been a better choice in terms of value. It’s not bad for a quick lunch, but it’s not worth going out of your way.

Boston Halal, 248 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville

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