• Falafel King

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  • White Veg-options
Fast food
Middle Eastern

Serves meat, vegan options available. Basic menu with vegan options including stuffed grape leaves, hummus, falafel and tabbouleh. Most desserts in counter case are not vegan. Also has a small store with grocery items. Open Mon-Sat 11:00am-8:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-6:00pm.

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9 Reviews

First Review by VeganNaturopath


Points +1283

02 Nov 2023

Flavorless Falafel

Falafel is a comfort food of mine so I was excited to try this place…but this has to be the most flavorless falafel I’ve ever had. It was disheartening. I’ve had tons of great falafel esp in north Tampa area that this just was so bad in comparison. The grape leaves were meh. I don’t recommend at all.

Pros: Falafel was not good, The grape leaves are eh



Points +277

17 Jan 2023

Incredibly vegan friendly

I absolutely love falafel king! It is my staple here in Gainesville and I could eat it once a week if I could. I recommend getting their garlic sauce, hummus & grape leaves!!

Pros: Super yummy , Very vegan friendly


Points +72

13 Nov 2022

Try the Falafel Wrap

We stopped in to Falafel King while visiting Gainesville. The moment we walked in we smelled the spices of the food and it smelled wonderful. We had the Falafel Wrap which was delicious and I highly recommend. We also had the Babaganush Wrap which was ok. Our friend had the Falafel Platter which looked good. The hummus was just ok. We will definitely go back for the Falafel Wrap.

Pros: Several vegan options

Cons: Wait time for food is a bit long


Points +777

04 Mar 2021


Nice place, filling authentic food, inexpensive. The place is a bit gloomy, no music, it needs some management care.

Pros: Vegan friendly

Cons: Atmosphere


Points +53

24 Jan 2018

king of Falafel land

So I don’t know what’s up with all these negative reviews but I think this place makes the best falafel wrap! I add hummus and tabuleh to inside the wrap. I get the same thing every time! I also love their baba ghanouj and tahini sauce and hummus! But those falafels with tahini and hummus and tabuleh inside a pita wrap!!!! Nam nam nam. Btw im a vegan.


Points +96

01 Dec 2015

Classic Falafel Place

I love the falafel platter. The falafel is nicely spiced and it seems like they bake it instead of frying which I appreciate. The place is a little old/dingy, however, the food makes up for it. They bake their own pita and the hummus and tabbouleh are also both great. The veggie kibbi platter is also a hit with us.

Pros: Classic falafel, Inexpensive

Cons: Dingy, Served in styrofoam


Points +40

01 Jul 2015

Falafel King

Tasty vegan stuff, but not likely much there that is not GMO or non-organic...

Pros: tasty

Cons: quality


Points +86

15 Feb 2015


This place is okay, but nothing special. I thought everything seemed a bit mushy (grape leaves, falafel). I was also put off by the place in general. It didn't seem clean. Dirty tables and floors. I had to wipe down our table and seats myself. The woman working behind the counter was a little bit rude. I didn't hate it, but I wouldn't go back. Overall, it felt very unwelcoming...like they would rather you take your food and get out.

Pros: Quick

Cons: Dirty, Food was mushy & thrown together, Unfriendly


Points +145

04 Feb 2015

Great Mediterranean food!

I love the falafel platter! Excellent authentic cuisine with lots of vegan options!

Pros: Lots of vegan options, inexpensive

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