1. Azuri cafe:
Hands down, this has to be #1 for the most authentic, yet delicious falafel experience.
- Crispy and tasty falafel
- A plethora of amazing toppings that go into the sandwich
- Fluffy and authentic pita
- Well, the owner is kinda like a soup nazi. If you are persnickety and want more hot sauce, just don't request it here. You may get kicked out.
- You only get about 3 falafel in your sandwich. The toppings more than make up for it though.
- 3 varieties of falafel. All are yum, but i'm partial to the red pepper ones.
- Great hot sauce, fluffy pita
- The flavor layers are pretty nice.
- Also reccommend: The Sabich sandwich, not a falafel sandwich, but extremely tasty!
- Not exactly authentic food
- There is no place to sit and eat. You have to take it to go.
- Very authentic, green crispy falafel
- Face it, you are not going to find a cheaper sandwich. $2.50 is an awesome deal, even if you have 2!
- Their hot sauce means business. Its super hot. They also sell it it bottles, though i've never tried that!
- If you don't like bells & whistles, this is your simple & clean falafel!
- Only lettuce & tomato in my falafel?!
- One sandwich may still leave you hungry.
- Pretty authentic, crispy & tasty falafel
- Pickled turnips!
- You can ask for fried cauliflower in your sandwich, and it is definitely yummy!
- Nice hot sauce with harissa flavors.
- A tad pricier than the others on this list, additives cost more.
- Downtown, and closed during weekends.
- You can stuff anything from the salad bar onto your falafel, and it is yum.
- Not one but like 10 sauces.
- Yummy sweet potato fries with garlic sauce!
6. Baba Ghanouge:
- I feel too full after I eat here.
- Falafel are nothing extraordinary
- They add anything you want from the salad bar to your sandwich. I love pickles, carrots & beets in mine
- The hot sauce here has a very different flavor profile.
- They have a fresh smoothie bar as well.
- The falafel is quite standard, nothing too impressive.
I didn't care much for university pita. I felt the toppings, though unlimited were stale. Nor did I like chickpea, the baked falafel were mediocre. I'm yet to try crisp, which I hear is good.
A few others I like:
Pita joe, for their unlimited tahini,hot sauce & amba tubes, The cart outside 200 west st on west side highway for bad for you but so yum falafel over spicy rice with white & hot sauce. Ok now that is just so New York :)