CLOSED: Falafel Factory

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 8 reviews )



249 Malvern Rd, South Yarra, Victoria, 3141

Casual, quick service falafel eatery, operating since late-May 2013. Offers falafel in wraps, rolls, and on plates; also salad, pizza, and pie. APR 2016 REPORTED SHUT.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Fast food, Salad bar, Take-out, Middle Eastern

8 Reviews


really really good falafel! - Edit

came here to grab a falafel as i didn't have time to go to a proper restaurant! so glad! the falafel was freshly made, taste was excellent (and i've had several falafels in my life to compare) and amazing value as price is definitely inexpensive (for Melbourne)!
totally recommended!

Pros: taste, price, staff

Cons: can't think of any

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Go there now!!! - Edit

This place is fantastic! The salads are fresh, falafels are amazing with generous portions that are good value for money.

It is the ideal place for a vegetarian take-away or quick bite on the way home (or before you go out).

Vegan and gluten free items are clearly labelled and all cheeses and dairy products are made with vegetarian rennet. The owner and staff are knowledgeable and friendly and there is even a loyalty program where you can earn food after a certain number of visits. They are happy to take phone orders for pick-up.

There are some tables inside and outside, but the place can get a bit noisy with the radio/TV on and outside street traffic.

They have recently installed a coffee machine and also are now using compostible containers. Keep innovating guys.

Happy to go there again and again!

Pros: Good value, Tasty food, Fast friendly service

Cons: Dine in can be noisy

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Tasty fast food - Edit

Falafel Factory is a great option for fast, healthy & delicious food. The wraps are the best option in my opinion, as the flavours are all experienced together. The salads are also great. There are lots of vegan options, including vegan cheese. Highly recommend FF for a quick, healthy & delicious feed.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Tasty food, Great value

Cons: Some flavours a little strong

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Fresh and fab falafels - Edit

This eatery is a breath of fresh air in terms of really healthy Vegan options. Lots of great salads to choose from, tasty falafels and chips. Great value too!

It's well worth also checking out the take-home packs of a variety of falafel flavours which you can pop into the freezer and cook when convenient.

Pros: Fresh and tasty salads, Great value, Variety

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Fa la la la la la la la la - Edit

Decent size menu, large servings and good prices. Many well labelled Vegan options including a decent variety of salads (potato, quinoa, tabouli, cous-cous etc).
Mains can be served as a wrap, in a roll or as a plate (with 2 salads). Chips/fries were also good and there are a few flavouring options. Dine in, take away and cook at home options available

Pros: Tasty, Good value, Short stroll from Prahran Convenience

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F***en Fabulous Felafel - Edit

How could i have not known about ths little place! What a vegan gem!
The Felafel Factory does a fresh modern take on the trusty felafel and helps us all out by being vegan friendly! The menu is largely vegan and clearly labelled and features your standard felafel or some other delicious options including the Texas Outlaw that comes with onion rings! You can get your meal in a wrap, on a roll or on a plate. Most of the salads are vegan and you can get felafel, pumpkin and kale balls and a few other yummy treats in bulk to go. They also have lebanese pizza bases to take home and top yourself. Some good coconut milk flavours and other good drink options.
Its small, but its clean, modern and tasty. And its not your usual dirty, rundown acary meat-based souvlaki joint, so cross contamination concerns should not apply,
Great vegan option for the area!

Pros: lots of vegan options, clearly labelled, affordable, clean and modern

Cons: small

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Delicious, decent size and variety - Edit

For me as a vegan (and I won't speak for all vegans), going into your average falafel joint can be slightly anxiety provoking. They might get that you're vegetarian but will the bread and sauces be vegan? Sometimes it's as simple as leaving out the tzaziki but not always. That's why it's great to have a specifically vegetarian falafel shop that clearly indicates what's vegan. I stopped to try this place last week before seeing a movie down the road. They have a number of different takes on the falafel and these are available either as a sandwich or a plate with all the meal components separate. I ordered a simple Lebanese version as a plate and it came - as maybe I should have anticipated - with quite a bit of packaging even though I was dining in. At least this was biodegradable. The falafel was delicious and filling, the service friendly and helpful. There are novel flourishes to the traditional and I was offered a lentil and quinoa salad instead of/as well as the standard tabbouleh. Seems like a good, reliable place to return to when I'm in that part of town.

Pros: Nice falafel, Good variety, Vegan options clearly labelled

Cons: Significant non-reusable packaging

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As traditional as you can get - Edit

Hi I am the owner of Falafel Factory in SouthYarra. We a provide a complete vegetarian menu from recipes dating back over a hundred years that have been passed on from my grandmother to my mother and now me. We pride ourselves on offering quality flavoursome food that is affordable and authentic. Falafel Factory is open 7 days a week from 10am. If you are in melbourne it will be definitely worth your to come in and enjoy our yummy falafel.

You can find us on Facebook at falafel factory south yarra.

Pros: Delicious food, Great value, Friendly service

Cons: There is only one

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