Falafel Gourmet Cafe Restaurant

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 5 reviews )

195 Hardy St, Nelson, New Zealand

Serves meat, vegan options available. Has vegan choices. Wait staff are familiar with what is vegan so just ask. Very popular spot so gets very busy. Open Mon-Thu 9:30am-5:30pm, Fri 9:30am-8:00pm, Sat 9:30am-4:30pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Fast food, Middle Eastern, Non-veg

5 Reviews

First Review by ellegb

easy lunch - Edit

Friendly staff. Shared platter with my non-vegan dad who ate the feta and joghurt dip. The rest was vegan and super tasty. Also had a nice coffee with almond milk

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Great vegan falafel pita - Edit

As others have said - great to drop in for a quick vegan pitta (just “falafel pitta” on the menu) without having to make any special considerations. Reasonably priced and very filling for a meal.

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Ruined my day - Edit

I think "staff are familiar with what is vegan" is a stretch. Went here and ordered the falafel pita - vegan. The girl informed me it was vegan so that was great. But then I was waiting for my food and I saw the staff putting a lot of yoghurt into a pita and then putting salad on top of it and mixing it with the salad spoon, at this point the salad spoon was clearly covered in yoghurt. I asked the staff if the food is alright for someone with dairy intolerance (I am lactose intolerant as well as vegan, doesn't really become a problem when eating vegan). The guy who seemed like the boss/owner then said to me "Well you should have said that before, If you have an allergy go somewhere else, clearly everything mixes here" in a very aggressive and pissed off tone. Ive never received such a rude response since I was just trying to make sure I didn't get sick (in a polite way). So I wouldn't classify Falafel Gourmet as having "vegan options"... because my definition of vegan includes no yoghurt. If they aren't worried about cross contaminating yoghurt for vegans it also made me question if they care about meat crossing with falafel. Anyhow 0/5 would recommend for anyone with any kind of dietary requirement.

Pros: Supporting Local economy

Cons: Not good for people with dietary requirements, Rude to customers, He literally told me to go away

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amazing food - Edit

This cute little cafe was exactly what we were craving and was very filling! We ordered the Mediterranean falafel plate which was amazing! You can easily make it vegan by taking out the feta also the best falafels you will ever eat I guarantee!!!

Pros: large portions , best falafels I’ve ever eaten, good service

Cons: needs more vegan options

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Fantastic Falafel - Edit

Great place for a quick and cheap lunch in Nelson. The falafel is honestly the best I have ever had and the staff are lovely.

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