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May 13, 2013 03:31 PM

Falafel in Calgary

Any tips out there for really good falafel in Calgary?

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  1. I like the Falafel King and Jimmy's A&A.

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    1. re: Beachy1

      2nd the rec for Jimmy's A&A Deli-it's messy goodness :)

    2. I like Chickpea's! They are on 8th Ave between 7th St & 6th St.

      1. Cedar's for a quick trip.

        1. Thanks for the various suggestions. I was in the area so went for a falafel at Chickpeas for lunch. They have quite the assembly line operation. It was pretty good, with nice add-ons. But, perhaps because they were so busy, the patties were pre-fried, some toppings were cold, and the pita wasn't warmed up that much. It was generally luke-warm all through. They briefly put the finished sandwich in a hot press, whereas I find throwing the pita on the grill for a few seconds before assembly can be a good way to go. But it was generally pretty decent, and they've certainly got a good lunchtime business going there.

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          1. re: VitalForce

            I didn't think of that. I usually get the falafel (or beef) salad so it's a cold dish anyways.

          2. Lately, I've been liking the ones from Mazaj on 7th Ave SW between 1st and 2nd St (across from Scotia Centre) and a couple of doors down from the Calgary Transit office. I also liked their hummus.