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East Side Pocket

278 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906-1548
+1 401-453-1100
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“falafel” (91 reviews)
“wraps” (21 reviews)
“chicken” (21 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
278 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906-1548
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Reviews (219)
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1 - 10 of 216 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is great for a tasty, quick, and inexpensive meal. I got the falafel plate and french fries, which could definitely be two meals. Super delicious, everything tasted very fresh! Very quick service as well.

Thank Sara R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic food, everything I've ever eaten here is phenomenal. Not a lot of seating however, so a place to take away, but it is so worth it! There's some grassy areas around the corner at Brown, so getting it to go and finding a nice...More

1  Thank WorldTravelerjaq
Reviewed 13 May 2017

All homemade and served by a man who is a genius with food and appreciates his customers. They offer a large menu with fresh healthy choices. A bountiful lunch will cost under ten dollars. East Side Pockets is perfect for vegetarians as well as carnivores....More

1  Thank egbrandwein
Reviewed 3 May 2017

A gem of a restaurant which is not fancy bang in the middle of Thayer street. The food is the best here. It's a mecca for students. They serve the best gyros in town nothing beats this.

Thank Aditya100
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This is definitely the best Greek place I've been in the last year! Fresh, fast, friendly, and budget friendly! I've had combos, plates, gyros are delicious

Thank Athena H
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This was without a doubt, the best gyro meat pita I have ever had! The pita was fresh and thin, the meat sliced and then heated in a pan before being put in the pocket! Add lettuce, tabouli, tahini, tzatsiki sauce, and yum!! The falafel...More

Thank Cagi2013
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is easily the best "fast food" option on the East Side and it might be my favorite falafel in the United States of America. It's affordable, fresh and delicious and there are options for Vegetarians and Vegans which is enormously appreciated. Try everything :)

1  Thank Annie M
Reviewed 14 February 2017

East Side Pocket is a small place that packs a huge punch. If you go at lunch time on a weekday there will be a line, but it moves fast and it's definitely worth it. There are a few small tables, but almost everyone is...More

1  Thank Crito0
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

East Side Pocket is one of my go to stops whenever on Thayer street! You can't go wrong stopping in for a bite! Always fresh ingredients, fast and friendly service...what more could you ask for!?! I highly recommend making a stop in next time you...More

1  Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I've gotten the chicken gyro, the chicken salad, and beef salad; my favorite among these three dishes is definitely the chicken salad. I love how you can customize your order; I usually ask for extra lettuce and tomatoes, hold everything else, and hummus-tahini dressing on...More

Thank kding2
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David G
Are the falafel balls gluten free?
28 October 2015|
Response from CrystalN320 | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 278 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906-1548
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > College Hill
  • Neighbourhood: College Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 401-453-1100
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