Baba's Falafel reinvents a well-known dish on its new truck menu
Baba's Falafel has expanded its already innovative menu with new takes on fried chickpeas -- including Tex Mex-style nachos and an Italian-influenced inspired dish that will certainly surprise you, and just may change the way you look at the ubiquitous falafel.
The Caprese Falafeldilla at Baba's.
Baba's Falafel opened for business in October 2012, and has been traveling the streets of metro Denver ever since. Owned and operated by Dalia Hannah and Chris Hernandez, Baba's has been serving some of the best falafel balls around, all based on a recipe passed down by Hannah's father. (Baba means "father" in Arabic.) The Middle Eastern delicacy -- deep-fried patties of ground-up chickpeas, parsley, cilantro and other spices -- has been seeing a revival in the food world recently -- and Hannah says she was inspired to start the truck when she realized there weren't a lot of decent options out there in the Mile High City.
The truck's most popular item today is the straightforward falafel cone: a hand-friendly pita cone filled with falafel balls with lettuce, tomato, pickles and hummus. But the new, out-of-the-box variations really show off Baba's passion for innovation. Hannah says this cutting-edge approach is based on the owners' backgrounds in web and graphic design.
"We take our creativeness from that and put it into food," Hannah notes. "So I guess you could say we have no boundaries when it comes to food."
This mentality shines through in dishes such as falafel-stuffed spring rolls or the signature falafeldilla: falafel and hummus enclosed in two pitas and grilled until warm and gooey in a quesadilla-maker. Although it took some time, Hannah says she was able to push some falafel-cone regulars to this invention.
Now, with over a year of business under their belts, Baba's owners felt the need to diversify their offerings even further.
Keep reading to find out more about Baba's new menu.