Falafels – just the mention of this divine creation from the Middle East makes me salivate. I have eaten Falafels in many lands….from the roadside stands of Athens to the small cafes in Istanbul to the little restaurants in Amsterdam. And each place brings it own distinctive touch to the mouth-watering Falafel.
We had heard about Mamoun’s from friends, but what drew us in was the long line of customers waiting to get one of the cheapest yet satisfying meals in the city. And Mamoun’s does not disappoint!
You could have a Falafel sandwich for under 5 bucks, a combo platter for under ten with Baba Ganouj and Hummus. The place can barely hold 5-10 people but is packed to the rim most evenings. After all, when you are a student and want a delicious hot meal, what better choice than digging into a hot Falafel sandwich that seems to hit a high note across all senses!!
Mamoun’s is located at 119 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012. Phone: 212-674-8685
If you’d like to give them a try, please take a look at their menu at: