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East Side Pocket

278 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906-1548 (College Hill)
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Ranked #3 of 732 restaurants in Providence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: African, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Neighborhood: College Hill
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112 reviews from our community

93% Recommend
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Los Angeles
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Excellent food and service. Quick friendly service. Good prices. Ordered the falafel wrap and the chicken wrap

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Skaneateles, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This Syrian/ Lebanese place was very very delicious on Thayer Street right near the Brown campus! I had the falafel pocket and definitely would recommend! The baklava (spelling) as well as grape leaves are a must!

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Columbus, Ohio
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We checked out this place while visiting Brown on the recommendation of students and were really impressed. They move the line FAST and everything is very freshly prepared. Consider sharing; the portions are huge!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My mom and I went here for lunch, and I was moderately impressed. I had a falafel and chicken kabob pocket, and it was just okay. The pita chips, hummus, baba ganoush, and tabouleh were phenomenal. I just finished my leftovers for lunch today, so good. Pita chips were crunchy and the hummus was divine. I'd go back again just... More

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Barnstable, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Before I write this review, it's important to know two things. First, I LOVE Mediterranean food and have eaten in it several states and countries. Second, I went out of my way to this restaurant based on the TripAdvisor reviews so I had high expectations. I got a falafel wrap and my daughter got a chicken/falafel combo wrap. My falafel... More

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A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

They make the best falafel here. My family is addicted to them. The service is very fast as well. you must try!!

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Fall River, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I love going here for lunch when im watching what i eat.Its super fresh.its also great for late night eats especially when your trying to stay away from pizza and burgers .the chicken kabob wrap is amazing.

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White Plains, New York
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

East Side pockets is always our first stop during our yearly trip to Providence/Pawtucket. It is absolutely the best place to eat on Thayer Street and anyone seeking an inexpensive, quality meal. The vegetables are always perfect and the lamb in pita was wonderful as always, Hot sauce is great and the tahini is better than any I have had... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
Top Contributor
252 reviews 252 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We were in town and checked this place out based on the ratings. I'm glad we made time for it. We ordered a felafel wrap, meat pie, and hummus. The service is walk-up and pay then they either give the food or let you know when it's ready. The food was delicious, really tasty. If you can make time for... More

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western, ma
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

My sons and I visited Providence last weekend to look at a college and to visit the RISD museum. We ate lunch at ESP based on the trip advisor reviews. And it was a great choice to make! I had a gyro--the meat was tender, the pocket huge, with lots of tasty toppings. My sons both had combo plates with... More

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