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Best Falafel in Seattle

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Falafels are a delightful bite of crispy outside, hot and tender inside goodness. Whether they came from Europe or the Middle East, they are a Mediterranean wonder. Usually part of street food in big cities like New York, Seattle has their own spots for falafel goodness. And according to SeattleEater.com, there may be a Tom Douglas falafel restaurant in Seattle this fall.

Mawadda Café
4433 S. Graham Street
Seattle, WA 98118
206.760.0911
http://www.mawaddacafe.com

Since 2006, owner and cheft Rami Al-Jebori has been serving “the best falafel in Washington”. Fresh, local ingredients are used to make flavorful Middle Eastern food full of authentic herbs and spices. Vegetarian options, salads and kabobs are on the menu in addition to the falafel.

Hallava Falafel Food Truck
5825 Airport Way South
Seattle, WA 98108
206.307.4769
http://www.hallavafalafel.com

A little Georgetown food truck big on taste! Calling their food Russo-Turkic, Halláva Falafel wanted to create a street food scene that provided quality food at a reasonable price not only in Seattle but specifically in Georgetown where it was virtually impossible to eat lunch for under ten bucks. According to Hallava, the finer points of falafel are often overlooked in Seattle. Much like a taco, their falafel sandwich can be served with most anything you want. Open for lunch between 11:00am and 3:00pm, they also offer catering for your event.

2 Chefs
Sunday Fremont Farmer’s Market
Sundays, starting April 1
10:00am – 5:00pm
400 N. 34th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
http://www.twochef.com

Two Chefs’ gourmet falafel is made of Fava & Garbanzo beans mixed with fresh herbs and traditional spices. Using a special scoop, it is formed into balls which are fried golden brown. Always fresh, gluten-free and made to order, they are crunchy on the outside and warm and delicious on the inside. It is served in the traditional Middle Eastern way, with a tangy Arab salad, homemade Hummus, and Tahini inside fresh pocket Pita. Look for the 2 Chefs’ new canopy on Sundays at the Fremont Market. There are tables and chairs in the back for you to relax and enjoy your meal with friends.

Aladdin Gyro-cery and Deli
4139 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206.632.5253
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Aladdin-Gyro-cery

A favorite with the University of Washington crowd, this tasty Middle Eastern deli has delicious inexpensive lunch and dinner options. Their falafels are a favorite, and can come as a side (just falafels) or in a sandwich. Lots of vegetarian options, too.

Mediterranean Kitchen
103 Bellevue Way NE # 103
Bellevue, WA 98004
425.462.9422
http://www.mediterraneankitchens.net

Mediterranean Kitchen offers an exquisite dining experience your taste buds will never forget. Authentic Middle Eastern cuisine influenced by traditional family recipes. Locally owned and operated since 1982, their falafels are hand made ground garbanzo beans mixed with parsley, onions, garlic and special spices, then deep-fried and served on a bed of lettuce with cucumbers, tomatoes and topped with tahini sauce.

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