5 falafel shops you’ve been overlooking in D.C.

Filling and inexpensive, falafel sandwiches are satisfying without weighing you down. The vegetarian-friendly, Middle Eastern staple is traditionally made with a blend of ground chickpeas and herbs, often topped with fresh or pickled vegetables and tahini sauce.

In D.C., you can find it at such well-known spots as Amsterdam Falafelshop, Cava and Halal Guys. But you can also get your fix at these lesser-known spots, many of which are relatively new to the scene.