Mamoun’s Falafels

By grace.g.yang · October 1, 2007
Under: Cheap Eats,East Village,greenwich village,Lunch,West Village

One rainy day, I headed to Washington Square Park to fulfill my dosa craving (the winner of the 2007 Vendy’s) but the dosa man wasn’t there. BOO! Instead of moping around (or going to the Hampton’s Chutney Co. in Soho), I decided to grab myself a falafel from Mamoun’s:

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I don’t even know what this area is considered – east village? West Village? I’m categorizing it as both. There are a lot of cheap restaurants in the area (whatever it’s called) and I went to Mamoun’s for some falafels. I just started eating falafels last year (truthfully, I didn’t even know what falafels were when I was in college) and I really love them. I try to eat them whenever I get street food.

I didn’t write a review about Azuri Café, a place on 50th between 10th and 11th, that supposedly has the BEST falafels in the city (I don’t have pictures and I didn’t think the falafel was that great), but Mamoun’s is definitely worth writing about. I ordered the falafel platter:

Six falafels with a salad for $5 – can you beat that?! Everyone knows that I appreciate value, but it’s not a good deal unless it tastes good, too…and Mamoun’s tastes great. Their falafels are very moist (whereas Azuri’s were really dry) and the falafel also had a touch of lemon, which made them really delicious and it had a great kick. Also, the pita that the platter came with was really soft and perfect for making a sandwich, which I did, and I still had a falafel leftover! Mamoun’s is the perfect place to go if you’re looking for a quick meal that’s also really delicious and cheap!

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Reader Comments

SO I finally tried Mamouns again and would concur that the actual falafel are better than at Azuri but the tops at Azuri do it for me.

Written By Ryan on October 14th, 2007 @ 6:14 am

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