• Jerusalem Express - Food Stand

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Fast food

Serves meat, vegan options available. Small falafel stand offering falafel, pitas, hummus, salads, baba ganoush, tabouli and fresh squeezed orange juice. Non-veg item is chicken. The owner makes everything daily. A few chairs out front or have a seat on the grass. Open Mon-Sat 12:00pm-9:00pm. Open hours vary.

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27 Reviews

First Review by sophieschaber


Points +101

02 Dec 2023

Great falafel and kind service

Stopped by here and had a falafel plate with a hummus app. So fresh and tasty!

Updated from previous review on 2021-09-26



Points +17

11 May 2023

Fresh and delicious food

The owner of the restaurant was extremely friendly and accommodating of any requests that were made. The food that was served was very rustic and very freshly prepared. We had the pita sandwich and the falafel platter. Would definitely recommend eating here.


Points +233

14 Mar 2023

Vegan Falafel wrap.

I had the delicious Falafel wrap with Falafel and mixed with tabouli.

Pros: Lots of clearly marked vegan options


Points +904

20 Jan 2023

No longer on the dock!

He’s moved but he’s just as good! Lots of people come in after getting their groceries at the market to get hummus to go. I got the falafel and it didn’t disappoint. Owner speaks Spanish, English and French and that’s just the languages I heard while I had lunch.

Pros: Vegan owner, Clearly marked menus


Points +107

11 Nov 2022


I went to Dock D, there wasn't a food truck.


Points +22

20 Jul 2022

Great hummus!

This tiny place made some of the best hummus I’ve ever had. The falafel sandwich was great as well. They do serve meat but are more than happy to accommodate vegans. The owner was friendly and kind. I will go back!

Pros: Best hummus ever. , Great falafel, Friendly service


Points +92

26 May 2022

Great Spot

If you like Falafel and Hummus then you will enjoy. All items are Vegan minus meat, owner is Vegan so that helps when ordering. Lots of flavour, will return.

Pros: Lots of Flavour, Fair prices

Cons: Needs Vegan Meat alternatives other than Falafel.


Points +304

08 Feb 2022

Quick & delicious

Great little spot and made-to-order food. Had a falafel and really enjoyed it.

Pros: A few vegan options


Points +776

21 Oct 2021

Below average falafel

I was quite disappointed with the food at this place. We had the falafel plate and it was nothing special.

Updated from previous review on 2021-10-20

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Great service

Cons: Not that nice


Points +24

07 Oct 2021

Falafel deserves 5 stars

If you’re like me and have lived in New York for many years, you may associate shawarmas with late-night drunk food. This was one of the reasons why I hesitated to visit this place at first, despite it being highly recommended as one of the best restaurants in PV for vegans.

Being a vegan myself, I ordered the falafel sandwich and watched Sammy, the owner, cook everything from scratch in his one-person kitchen. To be honest, my expectations were low because all the falafel I’ve had in the U.S. have been bland and dry, but was I blown away by this one. Sammy’s falafel sandwich is a warm, hearty, comforting meal packed with flavor. The falafel is moist and well-seasoned, the garlic sauce and hummus do well to bring out the flavors of the falafel, and the warm pita wraps everything together like a hug.

I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Sammy as a person. We talked all about his passion for getting people healthy. Having not had the most healthy lifestyle when he was younger, Sammy is very conscious about food and nutrition. He does marathon trainings on the side and uses the menu as a way to play around with food to see what types of food can help sustain one’s energy without any spikes or crashes. This is food that not only tastes delicious and keeps you feeling full but also gives you enough energy for the whole day. My favorite thing about Sammy’s food is that it does not create gut inflammation, which means I can eat here every day without any digestive problems, and believe it or not, that is hard to find here.

One of the things I love about this place is that you can see all the spices he uses on the wall behind the counter, which makes the food feel so much homier. This is the what a home-cooked meal tastes like. As a health-conscious person myself, I prefer to eat foods like this more than foods that get marketed as “healthy” such as smoothie bowls and salads because these traditional recipes carry the wisdoms of people who understood how to heal the body with food and only food.

Pros: Healthy, Delicious, Traditional


Points +183

17 Jan 2021

The beat falafel!

I got a falafel plate and it was amazing! I also had a great chat with alon about veganism. They do have a few tables to sit at and eat.


Points +113

01 Jan 2021


Me encantó su falafel, tanto el costo como el sabor son muy accesibles.
Un lugar encantador

Pros: Amabilidad , Savor


Points +498

14 Mar 2020

Simply delicious

We found this place on Happy Cow... we ordered 3 falafel pitas ... they were crispy, fresh hot and delicious . The owner is also a nice guy .
Too bad we found it on our last day here in PV.
We highly recommend. Next time I would have him hold the extra salt at the end... but this is me.


Points +20

13 Feb 2020

Wonderful. Fresh and tasty Vegan options

Happy people. Fresh daily. Falafel made fresh.

Pros: Many Vegan options , Good prices

Cons: Busy at times


Points +46

07 Jan 2020

Delicious Mediterranean

I got the falafel wrap and it was delicious and cheap. Made with love in this small store.


Points +107

02 Apr 2019

Perfect for a quick and tasty lunch

Owner is friendly. Food is served fresh and hot. Perfect for a quick meal.

Pros: Owner is vegan, Location, Quick

Cons: Serves meat


Points +337

24 Mar 2019

Delicious and inexpensive

Delicious falafels, babaganush, hommus at an inexpensive price for the region. Small and simple restaurant, with a good service. Not many options, but enough for one to have a great lunch. I recommend the “Arabic plate”, that showcases all the vegan options in one order

Pros: Flavor, Price

Cons: Also prepares chicken and meat, Cash only


Points +35

25 May 2018

Interesting Option

The atmosphere is nothing to write home bout but the food and friendly service more than made up for it. Ordered the hummus with warm pita and falafel sandwich, all fresh tasting. Who goes to Mexico to eat Mediterranean food? I do. Will definitely come back.


Points +232

11 Mar 2018

Perfect vegan lunch

Small shop with bar style seating, just a few blocks from the beach, food is made right in front of you. I ordered a falafel and a hummus plate which came with warm, fresh pita bread. The hummus and falafel were both probably the BEST I've ever had. The falafel balls were fried right in front of me and accompanied by a cucumber salad, cabbage, hummus, tahini, etc. One sandwich was very filling and satisfying. Though the shop does sell meat, the owner himself is vegan and told me the meat options are to help his store survive in this area. Super sweet guy who will happily answer any of your questions and modify your meal to your liking. I HIGHLY recommend this spot!

Pros: amazing value


Points +355

16 Jan 2018

Tasty Eats

Don't let this simple falafel joint pass by your radar because it looks small. Their falafel is top notch, as are the dressings. Remember to try one of their taste house-made drinks!


Points +102

16 Jan 2018

Falafel Sandwich good vegan value

Had a great vegan falafel sandwich and tamarind drink. They don't use any dairy on premises, which is great. Chatted with Carla, a Canadian ex-pat who works there part-time--she's a sweetie!!

Pros: price, dairy free, tasty

Cons: limited vegan options, serves meat, visible, smells, limited seating


Points +34

01 Jan 2018

Sehr gutes Essen

Es gibt vegetarisch/vegane Optionen. Die Zubereitung der Zutaten erfolgt getrennt. Das Personal ist sehr freundlich und hilfreich und das Essen ist sehr gut.


Points +16

13 Dec 2017

Amazinggg 😍💕

I would give this place 5 stars if I could. The owner was super friendly and we talked the entire time. I ordered a falafel, he made it fresh right in front of me and asked me if I was vegan. Everything he had there was homemade by him. His falafel beat my all time favorite back at home! I would definitely recommend if you are in the area.


Points +64

21 Jul 2017

Best falafel I've ever had

This is the best falafel I've ever had. The owner makes everything from scratch the morning before, including the pita. Definitely worth going to check it out!

Pros: fresh food, good prices, knowledgeable chef


Points +18

09 Jun 2017


The vegan options here are absolutely superb, and everything is fresh. The owner is knowledgeable about veganism and everything looked very clean. He's also a really nice guy to talk to.

You've got falafel wraps, hummus, and baba ghanoush, all absolutely delicious and authentic. Check it out!

Pros: fresh, authentic, vegan-friendly

Cons: meat served in restaurant, hole in the wall atmosphere (could be a con?)


Points +13

23 Jan 2017

excellent falafel

They have moved to 368 Carranza in the romantica one


Points +29

05 Jun 2016

fresh and delicious

delicious fresh falafels made right while you wait everything home made and really tasty. I only ate the falafels and hummus but im sure everything else is great.

Pros: owner is lovely

Cons: minimal seating but nice to sit on the grass infro

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