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If you attended Mayor Warren’s business and arts gathering in February you probably heard State Treasurer Steve Grossman proclaim that Jake’s falafel was “the best [he’s] tasted since visiting Israel.” I’ve never been to Israel but I do know that I’ve needed at least one Jake’s fix a week since he first opened his shop inside Sandwich Works on Beacon St in Newton Centre. Jake’s falafel, baba ganoush, tabouli, kabobs and more are all excellent. His fresh juiced fruits and veggies keep me energized. His inviting and warm personality keep me coming back. Unfortunately, Jake’s Falafel Corner only has 4 weeks left in its current location.

Jake needs and wants a permanent space – any ideas? Or he’d be interested in establishing a food truck, though he mentioned to me that current regulations don’t allow a food truck to be in a business area. (What’s the deal here? Food trucks offer such a fantastic range of foods and are great opportunities for meeting new friends and neighbors.)

This is a high-quality local business that I’d hate to see Newton lose. If you have any suggestions, please pass them along. If you haven’t been to Jake’s yet, stop in and taste what you’ve been missing!