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Falafel - Richmond, VA

Traveller33 Feb 15, 2009 04:07 PM

I'm craving a falafel sandwich! Any suggestions where I can find a really good, freshly made one in Richmond? Thanks!

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  1. hopkid RE: Traveller33 Feb 16, 2009 10:00 AM

    Go to the Jewish Food Festival! It's being held at Keneseth Beth Israel, 6300 W. Patterson Avenue and is open today until 7:30pm! It's good stuff. Otherwise you might try Mezza on Main Street near VCU.

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      princsoreo RE: Traveller33 Feb 16, 2009 10:53 AM

      I like the falafel at The Phonecian: http://thephoenicianrestaurant.com/ho...

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        AMFM RE: princsoreo Feb 16, 2009 07:34 PM

        in the west end:
        there's a place on patterson just west of parham that is pretty good. i like it better than at mediterranean bakery on quioccasan (sp?). i believe it's called istanbul (it changed names) - good fresh homemade stuff. mediterranean bakery isn't bad either though.

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          Janet from Richmond RE: AMFM Feb 17, 2009 03:42 AM

          I've been wondering about that place. I go past it when I go to Fresh Market or Tuckahoe Seafood.

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            AMFM RE: Janet from Richmond Feb 17, 2009 03:47 AM

            some of their homemade dishes are fabulous - but honestly i keep forgetting which ones since they're different since they changed hands. but it's VERY homemade and seems authentic based at food i've had at friends houses. my kids like it too. never a lot of people though so if you get a chance - check it out. now i'm feeling motivated to stop by. it's been a while! :)

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              princsoreo RE: AMFM Feb 17, 2009 06:49 AM

              The owner is Turkish I know and makes everything herself. I haven't tried it either but I want to.

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                hopkid RE: princsoreo Feb 17, 2009 08:28 AM

                I've always wondered about Istanbul. Looks like I'll definitely have to stop by and give it a try.

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            AMFM RE: AMFM Feb 18, 2009 01:51 PM

            so i went in today since this post made me crave it. the place looks lovely - she's really changed it around. the bread was heavenly and the falafel was really good. haven't tried everything else i brought home yet but the owner is lovely. really nice.

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              Janet from Richmond RE: AMFM Feb 19, 2009 05:03 AM

              I have got to get there in the next week. I wish I worked closer to there.

        2. ImpoliticEye RE: Traveller33 Feb 17, 2009 07:06 AM

          Coliseum Deli on W. Broad near VCU. It looks dive-y from the outside, but the food is great.

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            Traveller33 RE: Traveller33 Feb 17, 2009 06:37 PM

            Thanks for the suggestions! I'll check a few of these out in the coming weeks. Speaking of mediterranean cusine, has anyone tried Aziza's on Main?

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              b3ngs RE: Traveller33 Feb 18, 2009 08:37 AM

              I also have to suggest going to the Meditteranean Market on Quiocassin. Their tzatziki sauce is too good to pass up! While you're at it you can also get their beef and feta fatayer! Generally, their fatayers are fantastic. I always buymore than I can eat when I go there!

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                AMFM RE: b3ngs Feb 18, 2009 01:52 PM

                their tzatziki sauce is good.

              2. RVAwino RE: Traveller33 Feb 18, 2009 10:04 AM

                I haven't been in years but I used to love the falafel at Alladins on Broad and Laurel. Style weekly just gave Aziza’s on Main a good review. I don't know if they have falafels.


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