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Wendy Ward

University Mini Mart

Address:3201-G St. Paul St.
Baltimore, MD 21218

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By Wendy Ward | Posted 6/2/2010

Look to vegetarian band members and college kids to find cheap eats and you might be surprised that they actually have taste buds. Charles Village's University Mini Mart has been a longtime staple for both diets. It used to be across the street, but moved--international paper money collage above the cash register and all--several years ago into a larger space that now competes with Chipotle's messy burritos, but only until the chain closes. Open 24 hours, UMM also has the advantage of Middle Eastern personnel. Follow your gut when ordering and get the falafel and hummus sandwich ($5.99) with everything, including hot peppers. This bitch is almost a foot long, with five freshly fried moist green falafel patties in a chewy sub roll spread with creamy, garlicky hummus. Tomato slices, iceberg lettuce, white onion, and hot pepper fancy it up and make you seriously thirsty, but a Rutter's half gallon of diet green tea ($1.79) kills on a hot, humid day. No, we aren't sharing. Yes, we are planning to finish it later.

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