Online food delivery is projected to grow around 12% per year over the next five years. Americans can now order all kinds of delicious snacks at all hours of the day and night. Whether you want some 3 a.m. cookies, pizza for dinner, or some eggs and bacon in the morning; simply order online and your food will arrive shortly.
Surely there are some foods that have yet to enter the digital marketplace, like healthy Mediterranean food, right? Wrong. There are now ways to order the best Mediterranean food online from quality restaurants, allowing you to enjoy these tasty and heart-healthy treats right from the comfort of your own home.
Falafel: One of the World’s Most Popular Mediterranean Foods
Perhaps one of the best Mediterranean dishes that you can order online is falafel, which is a deep-fried ball, doughnut, or patty made from ground chickpeas, fava beans, or both. Deep-friend balls or doughnuts of absolute deliciousness can be ordered online and delivered in a short amount of time.
Falafel originated in Egypt and is commonly served inside of a pita, but can also be served over a bed of salads, pickled veggies, hot sauce, and drizzled with other tahini-based sauces.
Though most deep-fried snacks aren’t exactly healthy treats, when made with chickpeas, this Mediterranean snack is high in protein, complex carbohydrates, and fiber. Here are some of the nutrients found within: zinc, manganese, iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, vitamin C, pantothenic acid, folate, and vitamin B.
The largest serving of falafel was set by Chef Ramzi Choueiri and the students of Al-Kafaat University (Lebanon) in Beirut in May of 2010, weighing 11,404 pounds and 8 ounces. Additionally, the current record for largest individual ball was set in July 2012 in Jordon: 10 chefs prepared a 130 centimeter ball that weighed approximately 164.4 pounds.
Ordering pizza online is great but it can get pretty boring if that’s the only type of food you and your family are ordering. If you want to visit a quality Mediterranean restaurant or try ordering some delicious Mediterranean foods online, give Aladdin Houston a call right away.