Flafel House, E1, London
Yes that is flafel not felafel.
167 Commercial St, 0207 247 0272
I've eaten here twice on the recommendation from a lovely German cyclists with two degress in philosophy (so it had to be good)
They cook the felafel fresh when you order - a very good start, and they roll the dough and heat it on the saj so the bread is also cooked to order which is very, very good. I had the mutable and tabuleh as sides and both were super fresh and delicious. Nothing too sophisticed, it is a felafel takeaway after all, but comparing apples with apples they were excellent.
Second visit I had a small felafel wrap whichi is three quid. Again everything was prepared fresh, the only downside was that there was no tahini (but only that day).... highly recommend it
In a city where a lot of the takeaway joints are average Flafel house is now my cheap and easy food of choice around the City/Brick Lane area along with a salmon and cream cheese bagel at the beigel bake
So that covers off the city and clapham (roti joupa) as well as east ham with thattakadu, edgeware road (cafe at no. 16 church st) and 101 thai kitchen in hammersmith as the cheap local places that make me happy, but I've got a long list to get through in the next couple of months
Thanks for the great rec - the quality of the Syrian style chickpea felafels were very high - aromatic, crispy, hot and soft on the inside. The bread was not freshly made when I was there, but they do make it themselves on the dome shaped griddle on the premises. Good balance of sauces -- nice hot sauce (even if I wished for a hint more earthy hot) and a pleasant but thinnish tahini. Onions, pickles for extra bite and tang. Good stuff (a notch up from the nearby Pilpel imho).