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Philadelphia's 3 best spots to score falafel, without breaking the bank

Philadelphia's 3 best spots to score falafel, without breaking the bank
Photo: Mamoun's Falafel/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on May 18, 2020.

Craving falafel?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable falafel spots in Philadelphia, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill.

1. Bitar's

photo: nick d./yelp

Topping the list is Bitar's. Located at 947 Federal St. in Passyunk Square, the Middle Eastern and Greek spot, which offers falafel and more, is the highest-rated inexpensive falafel spot in Philadelphia, boasting 4.5 stars out of 143 reviews on Yelp. 

If you're hungry for more, we found these details about Bitar's.

"Bitar's is an award-winning specialty food store and restaurant located in South Philadelphia originating in 1974," per the history section of its Yelp profile. On the menu, look for build-your-own falafel sandwiches, along with pizza pies, chicken platters and more. 

2. Mamoun's Falafel

photo: mamoun's falafel/yelp

Old City's location of the national chain Mamoun's Falafel, located at 300 Market St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the cheap Middle Eastern spot, which offers falafel and sandwiches, four stars out of 85 reviews. 

We looked there for an overview of Mamoun's Falafel.

"This spot began operating in 1971 as a small, family-owned restaurant in New York's Greenwich Village," according to the history section of the business's Yelp profile. Now, it boasts locations across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut and more. On the menu, look for falafel-stuffed pita sandwiches, along with lamb platters and salads. 

3. A Quality Cafe

photo: green f./yelp

A Quality Cafe, a food truck and halal spot that offers falafel and more in Spruce Hill, is another much-loved, cheap go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 21 Yelp reviews. Head over to Walnut Street to see for yourself. 

The site has lots more information about A Quality Cafe.

This spot offers a wide selection of falafel sandwiches and platters, along with American classics like cheesesteaks, chicken fingers and more. 


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