You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Red Sox Live

8

2

▲  8th Inning 0 outs

Short Orders

Sepal’s Middle Eastern fare freshens up Longwood

JOANNE RATHE/GLOBE STAFF

A busy lunchtime crowd surrounds Sepal.

JOANNE RATHE/GLOBE STAFF

One house specialty is falafel, which can come as an entree plate.

Continue reading below

The lunch queue at the two-month-old Sepal in the Longwood Galleria food court is constant. This is the third location for Sepal owner Walid Masoud, who in the past has opened and closed several restaurants. The eatery’s freshly made Middle Eastern items seem to be a welcome departure from the fast food outlets that surround the stall. There’s a selection of wraps ($5.35 and $6.95), entree plates ($7.25), and vegetarian sides of legumes and rice ($2.75 to $6.25). One specialty of the house is falafel - baked or fried crispy chickpea balls that are bright green from ground herbs and vegetables. They come rolled in pita with a salad and thick hummus, or as an entree, with brown rice, sauces, and salad. Masoud is on a mission to bring healthy, well-priced foods to a broader market. “I want to change the face of the food court,’’ Masoud says. He just might. Sepal locations at Longwood Galleria, 350 Longwood Ave., Boston, 617-277-3500, CambridgeSide Galleria, 100 CambridgeSide Place, Cambridge, 617-494-0243; and Lobdell Student Center at MIT, 84 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, 617-324-5568.

Loading comments...
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Already a subscriber?
Your city. Your stories. Your Globe.
Yours FREE for two weeks.
Enjoy free unlimited access to Globe.com for the next two weeks.
Limited time only - No credit card required!
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.
Thanks & Welcome to Globe.com
You now have unlimited access for the next two weeks.
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.