After hearing good things for months, I finally found the Liba Falafel truck, and it was better than expected. At its heart, it is a mobile falafel bar spreading wholesome food and love — yes, love! — into the community. You see, Liba means love in several languages. When I asked, “Are you Liba?” the ebullient proprietor (pictured below) told me that Liba was love. [Embarrassment number one.]
First, how cute is Gail Lillian? I felt a little creepy taking her picture, but she went with it. [Embarrassment number two.]
Second, I ordered the “little love” falafel as a sandwich with sweet potato fries without the optional evil cilantro/lime toss. After hovering nearby, I took a turn through the salad and condiment bar. Pile your sandwich or salad up high with these accoutrements that are fresh-made daily. A dozen or so sides include Roasted Eggplant in Tomato Sauce, Tomato Cucumber Salad with Mint Red Cabbage with Black Sesame Seed, Hummus, Harissa Hot Sauce, and Yogurt Raita
Liba Falafel is in the East Bay on Hollis Street on Mondays and Wednesdays as well as a few other days of month. To locate the Liba Truck, see libafalafel.com/locations or follow along on twitter @LIBAfalafel or facebook “LIBA falafel truck”.
Moms with strollers can visit our favorite Emeryville playground for lunch on Mondays.
As of 2014, Liba Falafel is a Bay Area mobile food truck, and Oakland Falafel Shop, serving falafel sandwiches and salads with an unconventional, dress-your-own falafel bar – full of salads, sauces, and pickles that change seasonally.
[Photo credit: heather flett]