With a name like Hamifgash (Hebrew for meeting place), the kosher Israeli diner in Jeweler's Row is exactly where I'd take my business lunches if I had them. The 800 block of Sansom is more private than most in that area, and the restaurant is the kind of place where you can be a little loud if you want to, and if you manage to overstep the volume boundary, the gruff-but-goodhearted counterwoman will bark you down. Then she'll call you honey when you settle your bill.
Take-out is brisk, with delivery covering a four-block radius. Seats are mostly yours if you go for a late lunch. Come any earlier and you're getting that falafel to go. I've been rotating between the salads here. There's a salad bar with every pickled vegetable you could think up, or the Combination Salad, which is more than it sounds. The substantiative platter of assorted cold appetizers is bolstered by a stack of toasty pita. It's rounded out with babaganoush, matbukha, Turkish potato salad, and eggplant salad, filled with a center of delectable hummus. I dipped until my hand was tired. I couldn't think of a more refreshing lunch. The petite pistachio baklava, two to an order and sticky-sweet with syrup, will please the toughest of your clients.
Hamifgash, 811 Sansom St.