Inspired by the falafel shops of Holland, the owners opened their own D.C. version in 2004. The shop does a steady business all day among people who just love the toasted pita sandwiches, which come stuffed with fried balls of mashed chickpeas or chicken shawarma and topped with as many garnishes as you want, from pickled turnips to hummus. The shop stays open late, closing around 4 am on weekends. There are a couple small tables where you can dine in or on the patio, but most customers carry out.