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A couple of weeks ago at Wholesome Choice, I was trying to find the shallots-spiked yogurt I always get with an order of sangak when I heard someone call my name. It was Mike Hawari, who owns the best restaurant in Little Arabia: Kareem's Restaurant. He stood behind the gyros counter, and I was afraid that Kareem's had shuttered due to the Great Recession.
"No, we're doing good," Hawari replied, as he shoved a falafel in my hands.
It turns out Hawari has finally gone through on what he has long planned: to see Kareem's falafel--a luscious orb of crunch, fluff, and chickpea sweetness--get sold in other markets. And the first smart client? Wholesome Choice.
You can catch Hawari most days at Wholesome Choice giving out free samples, but be a mensch and buy some for home. Afterward, trek up to Little Arabia and eat, eat, eat!