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Top 25 Falafel Restaurants in the U.S. to Celebrate International Falafel Day

Who doesn’t love a tasty falafel? Among being a fun word to say, falafels are a vegan treat enjoyed by many, and have become pretty popular in recent years among non-vegans too.

Falafels are traditionally made with mashed chickpeas and flavored herbs and spices, sometimes fried and sometimes baked. Whether you like your falafel doused with Tzatziki or wrapped in pita, there are plenty of ways to enjoy this scrumptious Middle Eastern dish.

If you’re like us and can’t get enough falafel, we’ve put together the top 25 restaurants in the U.S. where you can celebrate International Falafel Day  Friday, June 12. 

#1 – Shawarma Guys in San Diego, CA

Currently open for takeout and delivery.

#2 – Casa de Falafel in Peoria, AZ

Currently open for takeout.

#3 – Aviva by Kameel in Atlanta, GA

Currently open for takeout and delivery.

#4 – Pita Pockets in Amherst, MA

Currently open for takeout.

#5 – Falafel Inc. in Washington D.C.

Currently open for takeout.

#6 – Papa Marcos Grill and Kabob in Waukegan, IL

Currently open for takeout and delivery.

#7 – Brassica in Columbus, OH

Currently open for takeout, delivery and dine-in.

#8 – House of Falafel in Farmington Hills, MI

Currently open for takeout and delivery.

#9 – The Mediterranean Chickpea in Tampa, FL

Currently open for takeout and delivery.

#10 – Tangiers International in Hartford, CT

Currently open for takeout.

#11 – Falafel Cafe in Birmingham, AL

Currently open for takeout.

#12 – Pita Place in Fairbanks, AK

Currently open for takeout and delivery.

#13 – Falafel Brothers in Brick, NJ

Currently open for takeout and delivery.

#14 – Oasis Falafel in Iowa City, IA*

Currently open for takeout.

#15 – East Side Pockets in Providence, RI

Currently open for takeout and delivery.

#16 – Pita Palace in Brooklyn, NY

Currently open for takeout and delivery.

#17 – Jerusalem Market in Greensboro, NC

Currently open for takeout.

#18 – Mr. Shawarma in Norfolk, VA

Currently open for takeout and delivery.

#19 – Markook Authentic Mediterranean Eats in Washington, PA

Currently open for takeout.

#20 – Yassin’s Falafel House in Knoxville, TN

Currently open for takeout and dine-in.

#21 – Abo Youssef in Austin, TX

Currently open for takeout and delivery.

#22 – Pita House in Greenville, SC

Currently open for takeout.

#23 – Sahara Mediterranean Cuisine in Lexington, KY

Currently open for takeout.

#24 – Medina Mediterranean Grill in Saint Louis, MO

Currently open for takeout and delivery.

#25 – Aviv Hummus Bar in Seattle, WA

Currently open for takeout.

*Oasis Falafel in Omaha, NE also made the Top 25.

If you enjoyed our list, follow our collection on Yelp and visit these spots on your next road trip or vacation across the U.S. 

Methodology: This is an all-time list of the best falafel in the U.S., according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the restaurants and food categories with a large concentration of reviews mentioning “falafel,” then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews mentioning “falafel.” We included only one business per state for geographic diversity. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score or a score greater than a B/80 as of June 6, 2020.