"Cocktail Juice" ($4.99 for small) -A mixture of fresh mango, strawberry & banana, slightly sweetened with sugar.
Fatima ordered this before her meal, and after all the praise she gave on this drink, I decided to have a small taste. It was in fact quite good. It's very tropical tasting, but I question whether it really is made from "fresh" fruit. It tastes exactly like a smoothie that William's Coffee Pub (now known as William's Fresh Cafe) used to serve. Having worked there in high school for a couple years, I know for a fact that it was definitely not fresh fruit. Regardless, this Cocktail Juice at Paramount was a refreshing drink for the hot weather that day!
Left: "Hummus" ($4.99) -Chick peas paste, tahini sauce and virgin olive oil.
Right: Pita Bread that comes with your meal
When my coworker Fatima told me that the pitas here were really fluffy, I thought she meant that the bread would be light and soft. Little did I know they would look like balloons! These pitas were practically hot air balloons. It was heated up to the point where the air inside the pita bread expands, resulting in a hot pillow of pita bread! When I tried to rip a piece of the pita bread by puncturing it, the steam rushed out and almost burnt my fingers. It was worth it though! The pita was crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and so delicious with the hummus! The hummus itself was a bit bland, but tasted a lot better with the oil, chives and spices that are garnished on top of it.
"Chicken Shwarma Plate" ($10.99) -8oz. of grilled chicken Shawarma, garnished with mixed pickles, tomato and lettuce.