You may ask why I think this is the best in the area. To answer you is to ponder the nature of falafel.
- When falafel is made from a mix, it is bad.
- When falafel is fried to a crisp and is more like a hockey puck, it is very bad.
- When falafel is house-made and has a crisp edge, but the inside is soft, with a hint of cinnamon, it is VERY VERY GOOD.
The mouthfeel is simply amazing for a sandwich, and it's a protein bomb too, which is always a plus in my book. The sandwich comes with shreds of house-made waffle fries for an extra decadent twist. The cinnamon is so unique and lovely, but still subtle enough so that you don't get an overdose.
To veganize this, you have to ask for no tzatziki sauce, but it comes with a layer of soft nummy hummus, so who needs tzatziki? House-made chips also come with this. You can upgrade to a salad for a tiny bit more money, but you might be too full to eat it. They also have a selection of craft beers on tap and in bottles. Go early to avoid the bands, or stay to enjoy a noisy meal as the place gets busier with friendly hipster barflies.
I'd love to see more vegan options at Bob's, like a vegan veggie burger, or some more delicious vegan soups that I had a couple of years ago. In the meantime, my falafel fix is right there.
Blind Bob's is located at 430 E. Fifth Street, Dayton, Ohio, 45402.