Hello lovely people! So today I thought I would share my feedback or something like that (I am not by any means a professional critic) because it might be useful for some of you that might pass by this place! Or it would be at least interesting to read (I really hope so, haha!)
So this place called Zatar falafel & hummus is a vegan bistro in Vilnius (the capital of Lithuania). It is in Vokieciu street which is in the Vilnius’ old town, near Vilnius Town Hall. So the location is really convenient for both the tourist and the resident. Zatar is actually the first falafel and hummus bistro in Vilnius!
The first impression of the interior was really good. Even though it was a bistro (which often tend to have a kitschy decor), it was surprisingly minimalist and modern. On the walls of the bistro there were many pots with various plants, which add a really nice touch of nature. Wood surfaces (table tops, stairs) made this place even cosier.
Now about the menu. When I first saw it, I thought that the variety of dishes is not that wide, but later on I understood that it is a sign of freshly made, good quality food. I chose a falafel plate. There were also some snacks, such as hummus with carrots, salad, vegan desserts, drinks… I will definitely have to visit this place sometime soon!
I took about 20 minutes for the chefs to make the dish, which is quite a long time since it is a bistro. It was lunchtime when I went there, so there were a lot of people seeking for a free table and ordering food at the bar. And as a result they ran out of hummus and tzatziki sauce, which was quite disappointing.
However, when my dish was finally made I was a little bit surprised by how amazing the plate looked. It wasn’t anything like those servings in many fancy restaurants, but it was simple, yet playful and colorful.
As you can probably tell from the picture, all the food seemed to be well-arranged in the plate. No mess or mixed products like sauces and pita bread or salad (who likes it all watery?)
Now about the taste. It was my first time trying falafels, but they definitely proved to be not an everyday-dish. I loved the spices, pita bread, fresh salad and the crust of the falafels. The sauces were not so good, I really expected them to be rich in flavor, but actually, they were weak and a little bit tasteless. However, the falafels themselves put the dish right! If you haven’t tried them, you definitely should at least once! I would absolutely recommend doing that, haha!
And I suppose that is about it! Did you enjoy reading some ind of different post just like this? If you did, please let me know! I would be extremely happy to read your comments!
Have a good day!