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Falafel in SF?

wolfyklipklip Nov 15, 2008 10:05 PM

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

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  1. EmoryJ RE: wolfyklipklip Nov 15, 2008 10:28 PM

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

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

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      sugartoof RE: wolfyklipklip Nov 16, 2008 12:14 AM

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

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        augustiner RE: sugartoof Nov 16, 2008 12:43 AM

        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

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          EmoryJ RE: augustiner Nov 16, 2008 10:35 AM

          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)

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            Windy RE: EmoryJ Nov 16, 2008 11:01 AM

            They've only been there a year or two.

      2. wineguy7 RE: wolfyklipklip Nov 16, 2008 10:33 AM

        I like Taboun also Hayes and Kabob.

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          Josh90004 RE: wineguy7 Nov 16, 2008 05:28 PM

          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

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          Jeff RE: wolfyklipklip Nov 16, 2008 10:37 AM

          Try Sunset Deli on 22nd and Irving.

          1. Xiao Yang RE: wolfyklipklip Nov 16, 2008 09:22 PM

            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.

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              grapevine RE: wolfyklipklip Nov 17, 2008 06:40 AM

              I was in San Francisco last week, while on my way to my hotel I noticed a restaurant called Persimmon Cafe on Sutter near Mason Street. I ran in for a quick bite and their falafel was so good, it had caramelized onions and lentils inside of them. Everything else was very good too.

              Persimmon Mediteranean Kitchen
              582 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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