A small fast-casual chain has closed down one of two locations in Greater Boston. Kenmore Square’s Amsterdam Falafelshop has shut its doors, leaving an older location in Davis Square remaining, according to Boston Restaurant Talk.
Amsterdam Falafelshop is a Washington, D.C.-based chain that first opened in Kenmore Square at 642 Beacon St. in March 2015, taking over the space from Boca Grande Taqueria. The restaurant specialized in falafel served in either a bowl or a pita with a wide range of toppings, from vegetables, pickled items, sauces, and more, plus french fries. Boston University’s Daily Free Press spoke with owner Matt D’Alessio, who said that the restaurant was in a “dry business environment” and didn’t draw as much traffic as anticipated.
D’Alessio opened Davis Square’s Amsterdam Falafelshop at 248 Elm St. in 2013. That location remains open.