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Fast Food, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can find East Side Pocket smack in the middle of Thayer street. Fantastic falafel and kebab wraps, salads and variety of middle eastern appetizers. Fresh ingredients and good prices.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed September 24, 2020 via mobile

I ordered everything on line. Everything in the order was as ordered. I walked in at the time I said I’d pick up my order, and everything was ready. We all loved our dinners! We ordered a chicken kabob wrap, chicken kabob plate, falafel plate...and Greek salad with grilled chicken. You get to choose 3 dressings (hummus, tahini, etc), which is always in separate containers. Everyone said everything was more than plentiful and delicious.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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...went through the line quickly. I got the gyro and chicken wrap with all the toppings and it was very good. The amount of meat I got for the price was impressive and it was all well cooked and seasoned. There is some seating inside but it seems that most take their food to go. I'd definitely recommend trying out this place.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...move quickly. One person takes the order, another person prepares the order, while someone else is cooking whatever you ordered of the carnivorous varity; then your completed delight is handed off to the cashier. You can eat-in or take-it-away. As you can read, they are a well oiled make-it-your-way efficient food service machine. TASTE: If you are like me, I love a good combination of the falafel and the gyro wrap with the works (everything on it), and extra tahini sauce. Ooh, it is always so good! Now all you have to do is sit down and fix your lips for a taste of authentic Mediterranean flavor. The size of the wrap is very generous, so make sure to leave room to try a sweet taste of honey laden filo filled nutty deliciousness to finalize your taste buds trip abroad. The size of the warp is very generous ATMOSPHERE: Cozy, cozy, cozy. I have never eaten inside, I have always taken my goodness away because it can be difficult to find an empty seat. Ther is no such thing as bad at East Side Pockets; "It is all good!"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...components like peppers and pickles which really added to flavor our gyro. One of the best I’ve ever had. Great sauce. Disappointed with baba ghanoush which tasted a bit too roasted almost burnt. But overall quite good experienceMore

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...it moved quickly. They have there system down to a science. I had a gyro which was outstanding. Tasty, fully loaded and delicious. When this same friend told them another one of us had never eaten falafel, they gave us three free. They also gave us four rolled baklava free. I am not typically a fan of baklava, but these were not too sweet, too gooey, tasty and easy to eat. Excellent food and service. Highly recommend!!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
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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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Frequently Asked Questions about East Side Pocket

  • Yes, East Side Pocket offers takeout services.

  • Yes, East Side Pocket offers delivery services.

  • East Side Pocket is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 5
    • Atmosphere: 3.5