Falafelle, another word to say Falafel. Ethnic food is trending in the preferences of all the people around the city. Falafel started the successful journey in Athens around 6-7 years ago. Today every neighborhood has its own falafel restaurant.
I am personally an enthusiast of falafels’ crunchy crust that is wrapped in Arabic Pie, enriched with hot sauces, and cooled with fresh vegetables.
Its peculiarity is that the filling is made entirely of vegetables (lettuce, tomato, cucumber, eggplant, accompanied by chickpea meatballs, yogurt, and a spicy sauce) although you can often find variations with meat. Let’s discover a few falafels restaurants in Athens.
Ι am personally obsessed with falafels! My first taste was during my working time in Qatar. The first time I tried these mini-balls I got hooked! Undoubtedly those 9 years in the Middle East I have enjoyed the best falafels of my life.
My love for Falafels drove me to present you with the 6 best restaurants in Athens.
Falafel near me
Falafel Mohammad Ali, if you are looking for Authentic falafel at super cheap prices this is one of the best places to eat. The owner is an Arab so you understand that here you can have one of the best falafels in town! It is located at Liosion 5. Phone: 210 520 1839.
Not Just Falafel, a cute small shop that serves delicious falafels. You can choose from Plated Falafel, Falafel wrap, or the classic falafel. They also have other excellent Arabic plates. It is located in Romvis 16 & Perikleous 50 in Athens. Phone: 2103211393.
Babaghanoush, Falafel on a pie or a plate. In the hand, on the table, at home, in the office. It is difficult to single out some dishes from the menu, but my favorite is the falafel with babaghanoush. The restaurant is located in Varnava Square. I can’t recall how many times I have tried this restaurant. Love it! Phone 2121050351.
Veganaki, Their wrapped falafel is to die for! Falafel wraps in rice pita bread and serves with fried and vegan mayonnaise. You can also have it as a plate without the pita bread. The restaurant from 1st July 2021 became gluten-free also. It is located in Athanasiou Diakou, near Syntagma Square. Phone 21 0924 4322.
Fallafelinas, Everything made fresh, super friendly staff and actually know how to make falafel! Deep-fried balls made from chickpeas accompanied with the salad of your choice. The restaurant’s motto is “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others”. It is located in Paggeou 2, Athens. Phone 21 0347 9948.
Fallafel House, Excellent falafel! The most original you can find in Athens and much better than other well-known falafel restaurants, in every way! Clean, super helpful staff, super tasty food, and cheap prices. They choose high-quality ingredients, fresh vegetables, authentic spices, and the most delicious chickpeas. Everything is prepared in their space, in an open kitchen where you can watch the preparation of your order. Using mainly Greek products they support local, small suppliers. It is located in Athinas 23 near Monastiraki. Phone 210 3234183.
Do you want to start making your own falafel? I got you covered! This is the best falafel recipe you can cook. Authentic Middle Eastern falafel. You can make a falafel platter using Delicious Hummus or Banaghanoush and Tabouleh.
Is Falafel Vegan?
Yes, falafel balls are vegan. Just be aware that in case you order a falafel wrap they include vegan sauces as wells. A few times they add yogurt.
Did you try any of those Falafel restaurants? What’s your favorite one? Let me know in your comments.