Friday, June 22, 2012

Oren's Hummus Shop in Palo Alto, CA

 If for some reason you find yourself at Stanford Universityperhaps even just to see a spectacular college campus–then there's no reason not to take a little trip down the street to Oren's Hummus Shop.

It's called a Hummus Shop for a reason. The hummus, falafel, and pita bread are A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.

The fries maybe not so much, but I do think they are made in-house, so points for that. The fries were pale, like they had not been cooked through enough, and were a bit too mealy on the inside. They were also underseasoned. But I feel like Oren's can almost get away with it what with the quality of the remainder of the menu. They probably have the best falafel sandwich I've ever tasted, and it's probably a good thing that I don't live down the street from this place, because I would be even poorer than I already am.

Sidenote: Are you a Seinfeld fan and ever wondered what a Babka looks like in real life? They have both Chocolate and Poppyseed Babka, people! I've always been too full to even think about it, but I promise one day I will leave enough stomach room to actually buy one and taste it.


Price: $3.95
Portion Size: Medium
Texture: Not crispy enough on outside, soft on the inside. Pale.

Greasiness Level: 3 out of 5 (a bit greasy)
Seasoning: Underseasoned
Fried in: Some sort of vegetable oil

Condiments: salt, pepper, ketchup

Overall Quality of French Fries: 5.5 out of 10