You have to know it’s there if you’re going to find it. Tucked away behind Brent Street, Hendon’s mini-Israel, is Adam’s, a great little café and takeaway. A few tables have been placed outside and there’s more space within to enjoy a quick meal or wait to collect food for Shabbat.
At lunchtime, try the good-value shwarma: you’re offered a choice between chicken, or lamb and turkey. Both are savoury and tasty, not over-spiced and come served in a generous portion with a side order of rice or chips. The chips weren’t quite crisp enough, though we were pleased to have a choice of a dozen salads to fill our plates. The best of these are the oily aubergine or spicy salsa, but there’s crunchy red or white cabbage, own-made pickles and refreshing Israeli salad too.
Hot sandwiches are available dished up in baguettes, pitta or the larger puffy laffa. More substantial meat options include lamb chops, ribeye and beef kebabs. If you’re entertaining a crowd over Shabbat, order from the selection of specialities: Iraqi tabeet (slow-cooked stuffed chicken), kibbe in beetroot sauce, or the Moroccan stuffed artichokes with couscous. Adam’s can even rustle up the spicy Libyan salmon dish of chraime.
A great range of flavours in a small, unpretentious venue.