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Falafel Sandwiches on Mac Dougal

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marlie202 Feb 12, 2007 06:14 AM

there are so many--which one is your favorite chowhounds??

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    catzeem RE: marlie202 Feb 12, 2007 09:53 AM

    Very subjective, you can try them all one afternoon for about $10 total and decide for yourself. Just eat half of each and walk to the next. I did it one warm afternoon & stick to me favorite place now.

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      marlie202 RE: marlie202 Feb 12, 2007 01:19 PM

      which is your favorite catzeem??

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        catzeem RE: marlie202 Feb 12, 2007 01:44 PM

        Ali-Baba across from Mahmouns (sp?). It's not amazing but I worked 5 blocks away and got to know the guy there. He would always make fresh falafel for me and that's the all the difference. Plus there was never a line like Mahmouns.

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          marlie202 RE: catzeem Feb 12, 2007 02:20 PM

          thanks--the Mamoun's on St. Mark's makes the falafel fresh every time I have ordered it and it really makes a difference--I ate a falafel on Mac Dougal which was pretty good but the falafel balls were dry inside-(probably refried and not so fresh)can't remember the name of the place tho-

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          JessGoldberg261 RE: marlie202 Feb 12, 2007 06:07 PM

          hummus place

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            jsmitty RE: marlie202 Feb 12, 2007 06:38 PM

            mamouns fallafel and a coke! i've been doing it since college

            1. thesu RE: marlie202 Feb 12, 2007 07:05 PM

              Does Taim count? It's way on the west side. I forgot what street it was on. I had Yagatan and thought it was too sour.

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                NAtiveNewYorker RE: thesu Feb 13, 2007 09:32 AM

                Taim is on West 4th, near Charles.

                I find their falafel overrated. The balls are so small that they crisp all over. No soft center.

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