My thoughts turned to tofu and I found myself walking to I Love Thai Food. I've recently read that they were under new ownership and slightly less vegan friendly and flavorful and wanted to check things out. Sure enough, a new sign and menu presented it as I Like Thai Food cart and 4 or 5 people in line deterred my stop there. Love to Like, really?
I peeked in at some other carts nearby but nothing called me in. I found myself walking to Dreamers in another food cart lot since I hadn't gone in ages and thought it'd be fun, but it was also closed. I contemplated giving Small World a third shot for Ethiopian food but didn't want to spend so much on lunch, and finally ended up with a falafel wrap from Hush Hush.
I dig Hush Hush for the speed (always served in a flash!), service and quality of food, but I do leave there smelling like falafel every time. The past couple falafel wraps I've had there were still very good, but I found myself being annoyed with the tahini-soaked second half and pointless watery tomatoes. I still the the falafel flavor and size deserve recognition. The BEST falafel I've had recently was from Karam. It was positively stand out - crispy yet moist and delicious. I almost couldn't believe it. I regretted not going there as I walked with my lunch today, but I've made it through the rest of my day so far.
Exterior of Hush Hush. Go in!
And that's the story of my wandering lunch hour.