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Falafel Place

  • Veg-friendly Veg-friendly
    ( 2 reviews )
Contact 204-489-5811
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1101 Corydon Ave (at Stafford St ), Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3M0X3

Serves meat, vegan options available. Breakfast is served all day with several vegan options. The lunch menu includes a large vegan and vegetarian section. Many of the in-house-made soups are vegan.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, International, Western, Take-out, Middle Eastern, Non-veg

Reviews (2)

First Review by nephaline

Vegan Heaven Breakfast - 5 stars - Edit

I have been a regular customer of the Falafel Place since the late 1980s, when Ami operated out of a tiny storefront on Academy and cooked everything himself. My husband and I would stop in for breakfast after an early-morning run and chat with Ami while he manned the cooktop, the cash and managed the inevitable weekend lineups with his trademark good humour. Two location changes and almost three decades later, it's still the place we gather with our family and good friends - and my all-time favourite place for breakfast. It marries the personality and warmth of a slightly quirky neighbourhood diner with consistently delicious food at reasonable prices.
Local art and photographic images on the walls (including paper bag art by younger customers) add to the cozy neighbourhood feel.
The vegan heaven breakfast is my long-time fave: 8 crispy falafel with hummus and tahini, hash browns, choice of toast (I like the rye), vegetables (a mix of yams and sweet peppers; and I always say yes to the optional onions, garlic and hot pepper rings).
Friendly, efficient staff and quick service are hallmarks of the Falafel Place, as are hidden gems like the fresh orange or grapefruit juice, squeezed on the spot, and the house-made green hot sauce (available on request to those in the know).
Although they do a masterful job of standard North American breakfast fare like bacon, eggs, pancakes, waffles, and French toast, what sets this place apart is its inclusiveness of diners with diverse dietary needs or preferences. Vegan and vegetarian selections are individually marked, as well as being grouped on the menu. Middle-Eastern options like baba ghanoush, tabouli, blintzes, knishes (including kasha/buckwheat), couscous, tahini, tabouli, hummus, pita and falafel are all vegan, as are four of the six soups and a number of breakfast and lunch platters.
The huge menu and large number of vegan options makes this place our go-to breakfast and lunch spot, as a family of a vegan and three omnivores with a growing number of vegetarian and gluten-intolerant friends.
My sole complaint is that the sheer number of customers makes for a noisy environment in peak hours. Sound-absorbing ceiling tiles might help take the background noise down a notch.

Pros: Delicious, culturally diverse vegan meals, Open early! Accessible location, street parking, Great service; inclusive, friendly neighbourhood f

Cons: Weekend lineups, Lack of soundproofing (very noisy at peak hours)


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Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free Menu Options. - Edit

The Falafel Palace is a great little place to stop in or get take out for two people for less than $20.

The star of the Falafel Palace is of course the falafel, little balls of heaven, great dipped in tahini sauce, hummus or with a bit of hot sauce. I always have one of the falafel plates, there are a few to choose from with options for pitas, hummus, fried eggplant, or even yam fries added into the pita.

If extra hungry I'll have a soup or split some tasty sweet potato fries with my husband. The amount of fries is large, so even a half order can be split between two if you are ordering other menu items.

There are usually 4 vegan soups available; Spicy Bean, Curried Yam & Lentils, Beet Borscht and Green Pea. I've had the first two soups, and while I would of preferred them to be spicier, found them to be yummy. The soup portion is a bit small.

The menu is clearly labelled with Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten Free options. There are also blitzes. potato pancakes, knishes, spanikopita, and vegan onion rings on the menu.

The restaurant is open early (6:30)for breakfast too; with eggs, hash, omelets, pancakes (potato!), waffles. For Vegans, the breakfast options are limited to the Vegan Heaven breakfast; a felafel & veggie & hashbrown plate.

A simple diner-like atmosphere, with a few booths, and small square tables that can be moved around to fit bigger parties. The kitchen is partially open to view, if you want to "peak" at your food as it's being made. Service is good and friendly, though I tend to go in the evenings.
Open 7 days a week, weekends are busy, evenings are quieter, as the restaurant closes at 9. I really wish they were open until 10, or had a separate "late night" location.

Pros: Fantastic Falafel, Good Portions at Reasonable Prices, Menu with Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free

Cons: Closes at 9pm


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