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Hubbly Bubbly Falafel Shop

131 N Orange Ave. #103
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 286-5667
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Falafel is a deep fried ball, doughnut or patty made from ground chickpeas, fava beans, or both that started out as a traditional Middle Eastern food, that most likely originated in Egypt.

It is commonly served in a pita, which acts as a pocket, or wrapped in a flatbread known as taboon, "falafel" also frequently refers to a wrapped sandwich that is prepared in this way. 

The falafel balls are topped with salads, pickled vegetables, hot sauce, and drizzled with tahini-based sauces. Falafel balls may also be eaten alone as a snack or served as part of a meze (assortment of appetizers).

Hubbly Bubbly Falafel Shop has taken the Falafel craze to a new level, and they are helping to make falafel a much more recognized and fun to eat food in Central Florida. They have two locations now, one in Downtown Orlando, and the other in College Park.

Both locations are your standard fast casual spots where you order your food as you go through the line and request your base, your protein and then select toppings and sides. You can eat inside, or you can take it to go, as both locations are set in narrow spaces with limited seating.

Your first decision is to select a base of either Pocket Sandwich, a Salad Bowl or a Hummus Bowl that includes Pita Chips.

Next you select your protein with Falafel being the main thing, but you can also choose Lentils, Chicken or Lamb & Steak. The falafel is made with Georgie’s secret blend of freshly ground chickpeas and signature herbs and spices, hand-shaped into pucks and lightly fried until crispy.

Lentils are mixed with sauteed onions and spices served with a signature tangy salad on top. The chicken and the lamb & steak are served in a traditional shawarma style that is slow roasted and seasoned with Georgie’s own blend of secret spices, sliced hot off the spit and served straight to your dish.

After all of that, you can select a variety of toppings like a Bubbly Salad Blend which is a blend of lettuce, onions, parsley, lemon olive oil, and you can add things like lettuce, red onions, tomatoes, pickles, hummus, Mozzarella cheese, Spanish cheese, black olives, pickled turnips and peppers.

Finally you choose your sauce to top it off. You can go with Tahini, Garlic Sauce, Georgie's Dressing, Lilly Sauce or Tzatziki. You can spice things up with Burning Sauce, or even add Ranch dressing...and yes...Ketchup.

Here is an assortment of a Salad Bowl with chicken as the protein that is served with a side of pita chips. The two side orders are falafel balls on the right, and Mazel Tots on the left. The tots are crispy shredded tater tots tossed with a signature five spice seasoning and deep fried.

This is a Pita Pocket stuffed with chicken as the protein and an assortment of Bubbly salad blend, black olives, tomatoes and tzatziki sauce and a side of Crispy Cauliflower. Side choices include crispy cauliflower, mazel tots, falafel, spinach pies and pita chips with hummus or sauce.

Hubbly Bubbly serves up Baklava Fingers for a dessert option made with layers of phyllo dough, chopped walnuts, honey and butter.

If you can’t decide on what to try, they do offer Hubbly Plates that are perfect for trying a little bit of everything. This Includes falafel, hummus, a premium side, pita chips, Bubbly salad blend and your choice of chicken or lamb & steak.

Hubbly Bubbly Falafel Shop is open at the Downtown location from 11:00am until 9:00pm Monday to Thursday. They stay open until 3:00 am on Friday. On Saturday they are open from 4:00pm to 3:00am , and they are closed on Sunday.

Hubbly Bubbly Falafel Shop Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
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Olive Tree Greek Grill

2270 Town Center Ave.
Suite 113
Melbourne, FL 32940
(321) 631-0188
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On a recent day of shopping, we headed over to Viera to hit up The Avenue. It’s pretty much a mall, but all the shops are outside, just like Waterford Lakes, and they are both Simon Properties. 

There is plenty of traditional mall type food around the area, and even other options, but mostly chain spots. We were very glad that when we got hungry, and we happened to be by the shoe store, we spotted Olive Tree Greek Grill.

The Olive Tree is pretty much a fast casual dining experience that specializes in serving authentic Greek food. The Menu here is full of your traditional Greek items one expects to find in such an establishment like Greek salad, Gyro sandwiches, Shish Kebabs, Falafels, Spanakopita, Dolmathes, and Souvlaki.

Prices are pretty reasonable and everything is al a carte. It’s a very simple ordering process where you walk up, take a gander at the menu and place your order. You then pay, have a seat and someone brings you your food.

All dishes are made on premises from scratch using the finest ingredients. Olive Tree is family owned and operated, and a sign says they have been dedicated to serving the highest quality, best tasting Greek cuisine for over 34 years. I’m certain they have not been in business in Viera for over 34 years, but there was a poster of some sort talking about the family being from New York and having a similar business there. 

The kitchen and prep area is open, so as you move along the line you can see them making your food. 

There is a decent amount seating inside, but on a Saturday, it can get packed and seating may be limited as the space is not that big.

We decided to split an order of the Falafel balls. These were really good, and served with an interesting yogurt based dipping sauce. 

My wife and I both were craving a good Gyro, so we each ordered one. This was by far one of the better Gyros I've had in quite some time, and this thing was loaded with meat and toppings. They actually make the pita in house too, and it was delicious as well. These can be ordered with Souvlaki, or with grilled chicken and served on white or wheat pitas.
Although we did not try any, the dessert case looked to have some really appealing items in there, like Baklava, Rice Pudding and Honey and Spice cookies.

I have a lot of family in Brevard County, so I’m sure I will be back to the Olive Tree Greek Grill. Since we kind of went here last minute doing some shopping, we did not get to try out the menu like I normally like to do, but everything we had was really good, and the place was packed, so apparently other people really like the food there too.

If you find yourself over on the East Coast and are at The Avenue in Viera, do yourself a favor and hit up Olive Tree.

The Olive Tree Greek Grill Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
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