Zezafoun’s Syrian brunch is off the hook!!!

Now, I’ve eaten a bunch of brunches from all over the place, but this was probably the first time I’ve ever scarfed down some Syrian food. So there’s this cozy little joint called Zezafoun, just off Yonge St, a couple blocks from Davisville Station. They’re got yer shawarma, they’ve got falafel, and a whole buncha daily specials straight outta Damascus. But the best time to come is for brunch, when they’re serving up Middle Eastern comfort food like fatteh, right here:

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Now, this is sorta like if they took all the sides from a shawarma plate, and put ‘em in a bowl. You’ve got chickpeas, tahini and almonds, served warm, with some pieces of fried pita bread mixed in. I told ‘em this would be a great dip for some deep-fried pita chips…so if you see that on the menu next time, you’ll know why.

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Now, I didn’t think this would fill me up, but whatever they put in here, it sticks to yer ribs. They say that in Syria, people go right back to bed after a big bowl of fatteh, and I can totally see where they’re coming from!!!

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