Londonist asks that most pressing of daily concerns: where to go on your lunch break.
27b Covent Garden Piazza WC2E 8RD
155 Wardour St W1F 8WG
Expect to Pay: £5 - 6
Rating: 8 out of 10
Londonist recently enjoyed a large FLT (falafel, leaf, tomato with humus in a pita) at Just Falafs’ Covent Garden location. Notwithstanding the eatery’s pun-intended name, our lunch was seriously good: filling, yummy, healthy. The FLT was also commendably well constructed, not falling apart after the first few bites like so many wraps are apt to do.
Word on the web is overwhelmingly positive about this self-proclaimed “all-purpose pit-stop diner” which serves a variety of falafel wraps made with organic and locally produced ingredients. Tim Dickinson of The Plummet Onions attests that his visit to the JF Wardour St location resulted in “possibly the tastiest lunch I’ve eaten in Soho.” Wow. Similar accolades can be found at thelondonyears blog, which suggests that, in addition to its “right” price for “simple, fresh food,” Just Falafs is a “cozy and clean” alternative to other Covent Garden lunch spots.
Time Out goes so far as to rank Just Falafs as its “favourite falafel place” in the entire capital. According to ye olde Time Out, JF “ticks all the right boxes” with its quality ingredients and fair-trade beverages. That’s quite a statement considering all the deep fried fava bean/chickpea balls rolling round this city. Still, we have no qualms highly recommending Just Falafs to anyone looking for a tasty, quick, and healthy lunch.
Photography by Tiki Chris © 2007.