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Falafel

Where can I get a good falafel in the city?

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    1. re: thew

      2nd Mamouns. Hands down the best imo. Also, I love the kebab platters.

      1. re: offthebeatenpath1

        Nah, the Mamoun's on MacDougal has never been great, merely good and cheap. And in recent months, the St Marks branch has sucked so bad that I gave up on them. Dry, tasteless, just really bad.

    2. rainbow falafel 17th st near union square. lunchtime weekdays, look for the line down the block.

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      1. re: lightbulboven

        I think rainbow is the best falafel in the city. i used to get mamouns all the time then a chef i know told me to check out rainbows. the hot sauce is what made me change it all up. if you like spicy but with great flavor not just hot check it out and tell them to put extra hot.. its so worth it and you wont be regretting it the next day if you know what i mean:)

      2. Believe it or not,I just had the most incredible fallafel today. I got it at a street cart on B'way and 67th Street across from Gracious Home. I had to wait on line for 15 minutes and it was well worth it. Cheap and delicious!

        1. Mamoun's is good, but Taim is much better. In fact Taim has the best falafel I've ever had in the city. A bit more money, but much more fresh and vibrant flavors.

          For an obscure falafel mention go to Perilla in the W.Village and get the edamame falafel, fantastic and unique.

          1. I highly recommend the falafel at Rectangles. They make it with lots of herbs so they're green and fresh!