by Jumana Farouky
Looking at the green-and-red Campus Trolley with its striped awning and playful
lettering, you almost expect a circus band to start playing and midget clowns
to tumble out. Instead, a sweet old man pops up and offers you falafel. His
menu is minimal -- about 20 items long -- and consists mainly of fresh, tasty
Middle Eastern sandwiches wrapped in soft pita bread. The falafel ($3.50) is
crispy on the outside, moist on the inside. Grape leaves ($3.35) are stuffed
with rice and marinated with just enough olive oil and lemon juice to give them
their characteristically tart taste without making them too oily or too sour.
And for meat eaters, there's the chicken kebab wrap ($3.65), its tender
all-white meat bathed in tangy tahini sauce. All the food appears quickly --
it's almost as fast as the neighboring Burger King, and certainly healthier.
Although the circus hasn't really come to town, the falafel man's foot-long
wraps do hint at rabbit-from-a-hat magic.
Campus Trolley, located near 645 Comm Ave (across from BU's Warren Towers),
is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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