Spurred on by Eater’s recent write-up of Scott Zwiezen’s new modest but excellent middle eastern café in Atwater Village, we’re officially adding our numbers to the roster of Dune‘s unofficial fan club.
Zweizen, who runs Elf in Echo Park—one of our favorite vegetarian restaurants in Los Angeles—opened the standing room only, light-filled space a little after the new year. We just got a chance to swing by and test out the much-buzzed-about Organic Green Herb Falafel a little over a month ago and are overdue for a trip back.
The highlight of the stripped down menu, for vegans and non-vegans alike, is Dune’s Organic Green Herb Falafel (above)—a beautifully chaotic culinary maelstrom of crispy-on-the-outside, fresh-flavor-explosion-on-the-inside balls of falafel, hummus, tahini, herbs, crispy shoestring potatoes, and pop-of-color house pickles all wrapped up in house-made flatbread.
Dune’s located at 3134 Glendale Boulevard and open seven days a week, but with one of our favorite farmers markets across the street on Sundays, we love stopping by after loading up on fresh vegetables for the week. You can see Dune’s full menu on their equally pared down Web site.
Next up in the southern California world of falafel: Grand Central Market’s new spot, Madcapra!