Out To Lunch
…From the pages of South Jersey Magazine…
515 S. Route 73
Spiced falafel come nestled in a soft oversized pita stuffed with chilies, imported and pickled vegetables, hummus and a pleasant tahini sauce ($6.95)—a smorgasbord of unique ingredients. Ask for extra spice if you can take it. Shawarma, a Middle Eastern cousin to the Greek gyro, is juicy and skillfully prepared ($7.50 in a pita, $12.95 as a platter), as are the kebabs ($7.99). Finish off a meal with walnut or pistachio baklava ($2) and a cup of Turkish coffee ($1.95). Call ahead for quick take-out or to have your order ready when you arrive.
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485 Woodbury-Glassboro Road
A crab wrap, served with pan-seared lump crab and lettuce inside a tortilla infused with Old Bay seasoning ($7.99), fits all the requirements for a great sandwich—fresh, fast and just a little bit different. Lunch specials rotate weekly and include a soup and sandwich deal for less than $5. Grabbing a bite with friends? Sharing is caring with an order of salty tortilla chips and a crock of warmed spinach dip ($5.95) or Clancy’s popular calamari fritto appetizer ($6.55).
Healthy Garden Natural Food Café
200 Haddonfield-Berlin Road
You’ll feel like royalty as you dig in to the Queen’s Packets Salad, a mountain of mixed greens, ripe Jersey tomatoes, grilled eggplant, goat cheese, basil and olives ($8.95; shown with chicken, $3.95 extra). While the prices are steep, the portions are huge. Another must-try on the menu of wraps, salads and fresh juice smoothies is the split pea soup ($3.95). Keep in mind that one of the unique things about Healthy Garden is its split kitchens: One offers healthy fare, and the other creates nicely done pizzas, cheesesteaks, pastas and calzones—a real plus for the varied palates of any lunch group.
Out to Lunch highlights three area lunch joints that hit the spot. Tell us your favorite place for lunch at email@example.com
Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Magazine, Volume 6 Issue 4 (July, 2009).
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Author: Alexandra Harcharek
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