Our first love at Batata was their signature sweet potato falafel, little deep-fried balls perfect for someone who tends to like their savory food a little bit sweet. But it’s the eggplant sandwiches, which are only available on Wednesdays, that keep us coming back to this quiet Israeli spot. The eggplant sabich comes loaded with tahini, hard-boiled egg, hummus, Israeli salad, and amba, a sweet-and-sour mango condiment, while the aptly named eggplant “sandwich” comes piled with cucumber yogurt, salad, and pickles, and beets. The goat cheese and honey malawach, a sandwich made on a round of flaky, roti-like flatbread, is part of their all-day breakfast menu and makes for a highly satisfying almost-desert.
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