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Nov 15, 2008 10:05 PM

Falafel in SF?

Looking for a good falafel in SF or maybe in the north bay, any tip would be great, thanks!

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  1. I love Ali Baba's Cave Cafe on Haight St.

    And here's big ol' page of other places for ya!

    1. Old Jerusalem on Mission. Not just good falafel but nice thick pita too.

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      1. re: sugartoof

        old jerusalem sells stuffed falafel, packed in the center with pine nuts and caramelized onions. these are made to order, hot.

        Old Jerusalem
        2976 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

        1. re: augustiner

          mmmmmmm thanks for that tip. I lived in the Bay Area a long while and don't remember ever going there. Switching topics, Do you like the food at El Castillito? I do, sooo much. ;o)

          1. re: EmoryJ

            They've only been there a year or two.

      2. I like Taboun also Hayes and Kabob.

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        1. re: wineguy7

          I think Hayes & Kebab is just ok and kinda pricey for what you get. The balls were not spiced enough, not fried to order and worse, served on lavosh bread instead of pita. And they don't give you pickles or turnips with it. Have also had a kebab plate with 8 bite-size pieces of meat, a mound of rice and 2 thimble-sized dips for @ $12. Meh

        2. Try Sunset Deli on 22nd and Irving.

          1. Art of the Falafel, at the Wednesday Heart of the City Farmers Market. Organic, if that's what floats your boat, but it's good falafel. The house made pita bread is good, too.