Saturday, 27 April 2013

Oasis, 25 Leather Lane

Some might say that £4.25 is a bit steep for a falafel wrap. It's certainly one of the more expensive wraps on Leather Lane but it's not half the world away from the rest of the competition. Oasis is the first coffee shop that we've come across during the competition so we were interested to see if their food would be up to scratch.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

King of Falafel, 93 Leather Lane - Moroccan Wrap

King of Falafel is as much of an experience as it is a falafel outlet. What started off as a grocery store became a grocery store that sold falafel wraps and then a falafel shop that was also a grocery store to solely a falafel retailer. People come in their droves to get a front row position to see the master at work; sometimes even queueing to the other side of Leather Lane for one of this fine man's regal wraps.

Will The King reign supreme over Leather Lane? Read our review of his Moroccan Wrap (or just look on the leaderboard if you can't be bothered) to find out...

Brothers, 99 Leather Lane - Mild Wrap

There was no messing about this week for Falafeloff as we headed straight to the top of Leather Lane to visit this middle eastern heavyweight. This place is well renowned for serving high quality falafel wraps and we were hoping today was no exception. With Al-Kouther currently sitting pretty at the top of the leaderboard, 74.5 was the score to beat.

Monday, 15 April 2013

Mediterranean Food Bar, 21 Leather Lane - Moroccan Wrap

Fortunately for us, we knew (and we expect you've guessed) what we were ordering but please spare a thought for those less clinical. It's very difficult to see, let alone read, their Mediterranean Food Menu from in front of their Mediterranean Food Counter as it's printed on an A4 piece of paper, 3 metres away with what must be size 20 font.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Pod, 6a Leather Lane

Pod came to Leather Lane with the intention of providing local office workers with 'proper, natural food' in the backend of 2012. Whilst, yes, they are a chain, their heart seems to be in the right place; selling a seasonal range of nutritious, ethical lunches to hungry, health-conscious punters.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Wrap It Up, 45 Leather Lane

When this relative newcomer popped up on Leather Lane we were interested to find out how this chain was going to compete with the more established lunchtime favourites in the area. Unfortunately we missed out on the free wraps on their opening and I admit it's taken until now to get round to sampling one of their 'World Gourmet Wraps'.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Al Kouther, 22 Leather Lane

Fresh from their recent refurbishment we were keen to start the falafel season here at this reliable outlet towards the bottom of Leather Lane.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

The Scoring

After minutes of rumination we eventually settled on the Balanced Scorecard as the most appropriate method of ranking falafel wraps. The categories took a bit more contemplation but we decided that the lunchtime experience should be divided into two main groups Product and Service and then broken down into the features that were important to us:


  • Ingredients
    • Taste
    • Appearance
    • Freshness
    • Nutrition
    • Quantity
  • Mechanical Properties
    • Structural Integrity
    • Mouthfeel