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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner


Fast Food, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Call Ahead to Take-out
Thayer Street, Providence, Ri
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Reviewed March 1, 2020 via mobile

I stopped in here for dinner on a Saturday evening while visiting Providence. It was around 6:30pm and parking in the area was really hard to find. We ended up parking a few streets over and walked over. The place was very busy but they...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed November 8, 2019

You can always identify a worth while food place by the line it keeps; and East Side Pockets almost always has a line of people waiting to purchase an authentic tastey morsel of mmm goodness. SERVICE: There may be a line but, it tends to...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed November 7, 2019

We love their made-to-order fare. The falafel, salads and gyros are all delicious and we love how you can pick or choose the "extras".

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed November 5, 2019

I get the combo wrap with falafel and gyro every single time because it is that delicious! Staff is very friendly, I always have a pleasant experience every time I go in. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed October 21, 2019 via mobile

On my brief afternoon in Providence went by this restaurant for a quick lunch. Line moved quickly and staff seemed happy and friendly. As opposed to many gyros which have a bit of lettuce and tomato and lots of meat - this has several other...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 9, 2019

The food is absolutely delicious and so wonderful. I love the variety of choices and the taste combinations are amazing.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 29, 2019

My friend, who was with us said he was there when East Side Pocket opened in the '90s, recommended we visit East Side Pocket when visiting Providence. So glad we did. Four of us visited the restaurant. There was a line when we arrived, but...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 5, 2019

Best Mediterranean food it Rhode Island. Small place for lunch, dinner, take-out. The owners are so nice.

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

There is always a wait but the food is so worth the wait they make the best falafel in providence I absolutely love the place

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed August 15, 2019

Great food at a reasonable price -- what more is there to say? A perfect choice for vegetarians. A bit crowded, but the team moves quickly and efficiently.

Date of visit: August 2019
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David G
October 27, 2015|
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I don't think they are gluten free because they are most likely made with bulgur wheat.
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