• Mamoun's Falafel - Upper West Side

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  • White Veg-options
Fast food
Middle Eastern

Serves meat, vegan options available. New York-born small franchise of Middle Eastern cuisine restaurants. Specializes in stuffed pita sandwiches. Menu is posted on its website, with labels for the vegan items. Choices include a few varieties of falafel pitas as well as falafel hummus plate or combo and individual sides of pickled veggies. hummus, baba ganouj, tabbouleh, grape leaves, lentil soup, rice, and fries. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm.

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5 Reviews

First Review by cwl666


Points +87

27 Aug 2023

Delicious falafel

I love this place. They have a little outdoor seating, and a few high chairs indoors. They have a small menu but very versatile. You can combine them however you want. It’s also pretty cheap and amazingly fast.



Points +108

24 Sep 2022

Really great vegan options

really enjoyed my pita, vegan options were clearly labelled and there were lots of them, including the baklava which was delicious!

Pros: Clearly labelled vegan options, Lots of options with falafel


Points +828

28 Apr 2022

Evolution of Mamoun's

In the late 70s, 80s, 90s, I ate approximately a million of Mamoun's falafel, no tahini, at both West and East Village locations. Back then, it was just falafel in a pita, no other choices. We all shouted our orders and handed over our cash. Now, Upper West Side, kiosk ordering, people pushing strollers in the door, the Lululemon crowd, it's lost some charm and added some zeros to the prices. But good memories.

Pros: Nothing particular.


Points +13044

15 May 2021

Open now--and ready for business

Back in the 1970s, I would trek down to Macdougal Street in Greenwich Village whenever I wanted a falafel sandwich--that was the only place in NYC to get falafel. The best falafel sandwiches were to be found at Mamoun's--and arguably that is still true.

Since then, felafel places have sprouted all over NYC, and I am happy to see that Mamoun's has an uptown branch as well. This place is counter serve, mostly for takeout, though they have a few benches to sit and eat (and Central Park is not far away). I did not see a bathroom for customers.

This place is not all vegan, but they do have some good mideastern choices. For an elegant vegan meal, you would be better off at (the much pricier) Blossom across the street. But for a quick, inexpensive bite, Mamoun's is a good bet.

Pros: Tasty felafel. , Inexpensive.

Cons: Not for fancy dining--a quick-bite-type place.


Points +1359

04 Dec 2020

Not open under construction

They have locations downtown very solid but this one is not open yet

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