Montreal's most fabulous falafel

Hailing from the Middle East, Falafel are vegetarian balls of goodness comprised of ground chickpeas, onions, garlic, parsley, cumin and chilies, then deep-fried for good measure. Fortunately, Montreal has some of the best falafel joints in the country thanks to its large and diverse Middle Eastern population.

Al-Taib Boulangerie

1
2125, rue Guy, Montréal, QC H3H 2K5

You'll always find plenty of Concordia students lurking around Al-Taib. The restaurant is well known for its delicious pizzas and Manakish dishes, but you'll be pleasantly surprised by their falafel sandwich. Crispy and flavourful, it's sure to satisfy, especially after that midterm.

Le Petit Alep

2
191, rue Jean-Talon E, Montréal, QC H2R 1S8

Le Petit Alep is a small Armenian restaurant located near the Jean Talon Market. This restaurant has a more urbane look and feel, making it an appropriate choice for a business lunch or date night. Their flavour-packed falafel will leave your taste buds wanting more.

Restaurant Boustan

3
19 rue Sainte-Catherine E, Montréal, QC H2X 1K3

Boustan is best know for its excellent late night eats. Located on Crescent Street, this small basement restaurant serves up some tasty falafel, whether you choose the pita or the vegetarian plate. This place is popular with students in the area, and night owls, so don't be surprised to see a lineup. Don't worry, the service is fast and efficient.

La Panthère Verte

4
2153, rue MacKay, Montréal, QC H3G 2J2

Panthère Verte is well known for having some of the best comfort-style vegan food in town. They also offer some of the best falafel pitas you’ll find in the city. They are healthy, without giving up any of the taste. Try the traditional — the sauerkraut is delicious — or the fusion falafel with sumac and yogi sauce. Be sure to bring your appetite, as the portions here are fairly big.

Sababa Grill

5
4403, boul Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1Z8

Sababa Grill on Saint-Laurent boasts comfy décor and an outdoor patio in addition to serving an extensive menu of Middle Eastern cuisine. The herbs used in the falafel add a certain freshness to the plate, and are certain to leave you satisfied. Be sure to bring your appetite, as the portions here are quite big.

Boucherie Abu Elias

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733, boul de la cote-Vertu, Saint-Laurent, QC H4L 1Y3

Located just outside the city, in Ville Saint-Laurent, this small Lebanese butcher shop packs a serious flavour punch. The falafels are always as tasty as they are fresh. Be sure to make the trip and pick up a few other Lebanese delicacies while you're there.

Restaurant Nilufar

7
1923, rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal, QC H3H 1M3

If you're looking for a real bargain, without sacrificing taste, be sure to stop by Restaurant Nilufar, located on Sainte-Catherine. They offer a falafel pita, soup and juice for the low price of a toonie. You can also try the falafel as part of a plate or salad.

Chateaukabab

8
2140, rue Guy, Montréal, QC H3H 2L8

Chateau Kabab is known for its tasty Persian fare and friendly atmosphere. The restaurant offers dishes from shawarma sandwiches to kabab plates to seafood platters. For a real Middle Eastern experience, try their falafel, available as an appetizer, or wrapped in a pita. Both are meals you won't soon forget.

La Folie De Koshary Inc

9
1444 rue Saint-Mathieu, Montréal, QC H3H 2H9

Stop by La Folie du Koshary if you're a fan of Egyptian Cuisine. The falafel, called Taamia, is made with fava beans rather than chickpeas and comes at a very reasonable price. The restaurant is even styled after traditional restaurants in Cairo. It doesn't get more authentic than this!

Trip De Bouffe Inc

10
277, av du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, QC H2T 1P6

Trip de Bouffe serves up fresh Lebanese sandwiches and other Middle Eastern fare daily. It's a great place to grab a falafel sandwich over lunch. Though the restaurant is small, a table is usually open. They also offer ready-made meals to go. The service is efficient and the staff is very friendly.

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