I gave this place high marks a couple of years ago when I used to eat lunch here about twice a week. Back in Harvard Square for the summer, we dropped in last weekend for more good cheap veggie eats and were very disappointed. Let's start with what was good: the rosemary fries and the tomato/cucumber chopped salad. That's it, everything else was middling to downright awful. I ordered my usual, the chickpea platter. This dish used to be served with a good amount of smooth hummous topped with the chickpea fritters, a drizzle of tahini sauce and some good pickles, a perfect combination. The sides (little salads including chopped tomato and cucumber, grated carrots, red cabbage, etc) were separated from the hummous/chickpea fritters. This time, everything was thrown together into the container, the hummous, the fritters and the sides all one soupy mess. The hummous was tasteless and grainy, not smooth. There didn't seem to be any tahini or garlic in it. The fritters were room temperature, not even lukewarm. One of the sides was a chickpea salad (and really, chickpea salad when you've already got hummous and falafel on the plate? ) the chickpeas were so undercooked as to be inedible. My husband's falafel sandwich was also a soupy mess and completely fell apart after 2 bites, oozing lots of liquid from the toppings. Our server happened to ask us how our food was as we were leaving and I did share my thoughts with her. She seemed concerned and promised to pass my comments on to management. I realize that some of these issues might simply be training issues, maybe new people in the kitchen? But the quality of the food has definitely deteriorated over the past two years and it makes me sad to cross this place off my list of go-to eateries in Harvard Square.
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