Ibby's Falafel

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    ( 4 reviews )

303 Grove St (at PATH subway Grove St station), Jersey City, New Jersey, USA, 07302

Serves meat, vegan options available. Small eatery, mostly take-out. Offers various vegetarian and vegan items. Veg sandwich, lemony tart & crunchy pita fatoush salad, veggie combo platter, stuffed grape leaves, Turkish coffee, desserts baked on site. Opens daily 10-12am.

Categories: Fast food, Delivery, Take-out, Middle Eastern, Non-veg

4 Reviews

First Review by njhudson

Ibby's falafel, Jersey City - Edit

So Ibby's is still going strong.

I'm not too sure what to say about this place. Its one of these places where its unclear if it should or shouldn't be listed on happy cow. Based on the old criteria of at least 2/3 of the menu being geared to vego dishes, it wouldn't get a listing. Times change though and so have the happy cow listing guidleines so...

Around 50% at a glance of the menu appears vego. I went today and asked the guy what is vegan. He didn't have a clue what I was talking about and asked me what vegan means. I've had tasty food here in the past. What strict the vegetarianism is enforced in terms of protecting items against cross contamination of non veg*n items, I wouldn't like to say. Based on today though, it doesn't inspire the sort of confidence that can be obtained from other places.

Cons: Server not knowing what 'vegan' means

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Ibby's Falafel - Edit

Nice small place, indoor and outdoor seating. There are tons of vegetarian options, but a few vegan options. I got the felafel, but without the sauce because it's not vegan.

Pros: good value

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Tasty, but, not the healthiest choice - Edit

The place is small with limited seating indoors and outdoors. It's a place where you just grab your food and go. There is a vegetarian and non-vegetarian menu - the sandwiches are about $4-$5 and the platter is around $7. The sandwich consists of fillings of your choice inside a pita with some vegetables and tahini sauce. The platter is a larger portion with items of your choice along with 2 whole pitas. There is a minimum credit card requirement of $10 and they do have an ATM inside. There is also an option for take-out and delivery. Delivery has a minimum requirement of $20 along with a $5 delivery charge.

Yes, the falafel is very tasty. It's just not the most healthiest choice since the falafel is fried and is quite greasy. The pita is made of white flour as well.

Pros: Fast and cheap, Good falafel, Open late

Cons: Fried food

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Best Falafel in NJ! - Edit

Ibby's is fast, cheap, and delicious. Although this isn't a vegan-only restaurant, everything on the vegetarian menu (which includes Middle-Eastern foods such as falafel, taboulleh, baba ganoush, etc) is vegan with the exception of the feta cheese. The falafel is the same recipe as that of Mamoun's in NYC and is slightly more expensive, at $3.50. Consistently delicious.

The service is fast, but don't expect them to be super-nice to you. They are courteous, but not really the conversation type (exception: they WILL try to chat you up if you are any sort of Middle-Eastern looking woman). Doesn't bother me because all I come here for is falafel.

Very cleanly kept, outdoor eating area available as well as a few tables inside.

Also, I'd be remiss if I didn't say to make sure you try their hot sauce. It is unique and quite hot. Really adds a dimension to the spices of the falafel and the tahini.

Pros: Good food, Cheap, Fast

Cons: Limited seating

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