Well, as you know, Thor and I partake in the wonders of Radium Hot Springs quite often. Last time we went there, we ate at a darling little restaurant that's fairly new on the scene. It is owned and operated by married couple KD and Roi, and it is definitely worth a visit to taste their food.
Safta, in Hebrew, means "Grandma". The restaurant is aptly named because KD and Roi got their start making falafel after learning the recipe from Roi's Grandmother back in Isreal. Once they perfected the art of making falafel, they opened up a stand and made a start selling just those. They quickly expanded their menu to include such favorites as Israeli couscous, hummus, shwarma and a bunch more. There are a few sweets to choose from and they have a bit of a kid's menu, as well.
We ate there twice that weekend. Once for supper and the next day for lunch. I had a very tasty chicken shwarma, and we shared hummus and ganoush with pita, and couscous on the first day and the second day we both indulged in the flalafel. Let me just say YUM!
Stand here to observe the menu.
Stand here to observe their cute little bulletin board with personal photos of their travels and wedding, etc., while selecting your toppings and talking with the uber friendly duo.
Watch the wonderful couple stand there behind the counter while they make and serve your food with the smiliest of smiles. These people love what they are doing, and you can tell.
Here's some stats. On UrbanSpoon, 100 of the people who have eaten there liked it. The reviews on Yelp gave it 5 stars. Trip Advisor has it ranked #2 out of 21 restaurants in the area and gives it 100% excellent on all categories. What more can you ask for? People are calling it delicious, authentic Middle Eastern cuisine, and I totally agree.
So the bottom line is that if you are in Radium during the tourist season, stop into their lovely little restaurant and enjoy some of the yummiest recipes from Safta's Kitchen! My mouth's watering just thinking about it!