So fresh it steams

Falafel wrap, Crest Cafe

1017 K St.,

There’s a definite sweet spot when it comes to arriving at Crest Cafe just in time for its buffet to be freshly stocked with modern Mediterranean dishes, right as the downtown lunch-rush crowds the place. On an early afternoon, the Falafel Wrap ($8.99), was served right off the grill—so much so that steam puffed slowly from its oblong discs of deep-fried falafel. Crisp romaine lettuce with creamy hummus and juicy tomatoes made for many satisfying bites, all tightly wrapped in a large tortilla that’s pressed on the grill leaving appetizing char marks. It’s the perfect portable lunch to enjoy near the large windows as people walk up and down K Street.