ChickPeaDX Editor’s Pick
Fresh-made falafel cart ChickPeaDX is reborn inside new microrestaurant cluster the Zipper. Israel native Yair Maidan expands beyond the falafel sandwich with salads, bowls, and combo platters that mix and match wickedly spicy fried cauliflower drizzled with basil-mint-tahini sauce alongside a warm freekeh salad with braised leeks, puréed black futsu squash, and a glug of garlic-cilantro zhug. Inspired dips, from super-fresh, creamy hummus to lemony, whipped labneh yogurt, boost the main attraction: fluffy, fresh-ground Washington chickpeas fried to achieve a thick, lusciously textured shell. It’s the best falafel in the city right now.
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Counter Service, Outdoor Dining
2705 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR, 97232
Kerns/Laurelhurst • 503-741-9390
Tues-Sun: 11am - 9pm