We're huge fans of Maoz Vegetarian, the falafel chain that started two decades ago in Amsterdam. Sure, the falafel itself is great: crisp, grease-free, tender, herbaceous, and generous. Their pita is always fresh, pliant, and flavorful (try the whole wheat), and their standard toppings—hummus, sliced avocado, boiled eggs, and fried eggplant—are all top-notch, but you want to know the real reason we go there? The all-you-can-pile-in salad bar.
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Go crazy with creamy cubes of tofu, balsamicy chicken, avocado, sweet peppadew peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, crunchy sesame sticks, blue cheese—whatever your heart desires. And since my heart tends to desire everything, I usually end up with a giant, expensive salad.