If I have to choose between veggie burger and falafel wrap, I’d go with falafel wrap hands down. Falafel done right always makes my day. It’s crunchy, savory, sometimes mildly peppery, and great with hummus, tahini, veggies, and pita bread. The perfect combo that beats any veggie burger.
Falafel is traditionally vegan so if I couldn’t find a vegan restaurant, I would sometimes go to a mediterranean or middle eastern restaurant and get some yummy falafel wrap. Unfortunately, not all falafel are the same. Some are soggy, mushy, and bland. I feel ripped off when I get one of those. From then on, I check yelp and blog reviews and get feedback from friends.
I’ve heard great things about “Flying Falafel“, an all vegan falafel stand on Market street, San Francisco. Chris and I decided to check it out and see what the buzz is all about.
Flying Falafel just opened two months ago. It’s a tiny food stand but it’s easy to spot. Parking could be tough so taking public transportation is better especially because Flying Falafel is close to a bart station. More importantly, the trip is worth it because the food tastes great! The epitome of falafel done right.
The falafel were perfectly crunchy and flavorful. I was in falafel heaven!
The owner was pretty friendly; he talked about the store and answered all of our questions. I read somewhere on reddit.com that he’s also an animal rights advocate, which is pretty awesome.The server was also top-notch with his customer service. He would toss the falafel high in the air, landing on the pita pocket -hence the name “the flying falafel”.
Now I understand the rave reviews about this place; it does live up to its hype.
1051 Market St. San Francisco
Open daily 10am – 8pm