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Legendary NYC Falafel Shop Mamoun’s Is Heading to Old City

The Middle Eastern eatery has been serving hummus and falafel since the 1970s

A combo plate at Mamoun’s Falafel
Mamoun’s Falafel [official]

An outpost of long-running New York City hummus and falafel spot Mamoun’s Falafel is coming to Philadelphia. The fast-casual Middle Eastern restaurant will open at 300 Market Street in Old City.

Mamoun’s, an icon in New York that calls itself the city’s oldest falafel restaurant, first set up shop in 1971 and now has locations in New Jersey, Connecticut, and Texas, with several more franchises in the works. The Philadelphia location is roughly 1,400 square feet, right on the corner of 3rd and Market on the ground floor of a new low-rise apartment building.

Hummus is hot in Philly right now, thanks in part to star chef Michael Solomonov, who made sure the Middle Eastern staple was front and center in the city’s food scene with Zahav, Goldie, and Dizengoff. Look for Mamoun’s to also serve pita sandwiches stuffed with falafel, shawarma, and chicken and lamb kebabs, plus baba ganoush and tabbouleh. For sides, there are fries, pita chips, pickled veggies, and grape leaves. Sweets include the phyllo dough pastries baklava and kanafeh. To drink, go for the lemonana (mint lemonade).

Stay tuned for more details on Mamoun’s first Philly location, including the opening date.

A pita sandwich at Mamoun’s

Mamoun's Falafel

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