Mr Falafel - Lemonnier

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Boulevard Maurice Lemonnier 53, Brussels, Belgium, 1000

Snack shop serving falafel and hummus. Take your order to the salad bar and fill with vegetables as you like. Open Mon-Sun 12:00pm-11:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Mediterranean, Fast food, Take-out, Middle Eastern

34 Reviews

First Review by Mu

Nice falafel - Edit

Not so much to say really, nice falafel, good selection of salads and fresh veggies to go with it. Friendly service. I've been here many times and probaly will continue to go here regularly.

You get your salad in a seperate bowl, which seems confusing to some reviewers. But since you also get a fork you can scoop as much in your pita as you want. I really don't understand how that could be a problem. It's not like they force you to eat the salad and pita seperately or something :-)

Updated from previous review on 2017-08-23

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Fave falafel in brussels! - Edit

Great value for your money! The falafel is fresh and among the best in Brussels. The salad choices are okay and you definitely will be full after eating.

Pros: Cheap, filling, fresh, tasty!

Cons: not the cosiest place

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Brussels classic - Edit

I love Mr Falafel. I was a regular guest here during my first stay in Brussels (2012) and I go there from time to time now, when I happen to be in the city centre. It's very good value for money - 5 euros and you always leave the place full. For that you receive freshly made falafel in a whole grain pita + a plastic box for you to fill with the salads of your choice. The owners do not mind you re-filling the box. Some of the salads and the garlic sauce are not vegan. There is however a tahini and spicy sauce that are both vegan and you can have as much hummus as you want with your sandwich. Highly recommended!

Pros: good price, tasty, big portions

Cons: not really a nice place to sit and relax

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Fresh falafel! - Edit

Really nice homemade and fresh falafel and nice salads. Most of it is vegan, too and everything is vegetarian.
We come here regualry. :)

Pros: freshly made, cheap and filling, Dutch spoken

Cons: not fully vegan

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The best place to eat Falafel in Brussels ! - Edit

I used to live in the neighbourhood. As far as I am concerned, this is the best place to eat falafel in Brussels. It is fresh, fast and cheap. I like the fact of being able to pick the salad at the salad bar.

Highly recommended !

Pros: Fresh, Price, Fast

Cons: Small

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Nice place - Edit

Good food, nice place and very cheap (5 euros for 3 falafel pita and illimited salad)

Pros: vegan option very cheap

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nice snack! - Edit

Was a good stop! Able to grab a quick falafel and small veggie salad. Shop owner was in and out of the store, but was friendly!

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great falafel / bad serving - Edit

Mr. Falafel offers a fast-food style falafel in pita bread and you can take a bowl of salade from the salade bar. The vegetables are often not well seasoned and I don't like the serving - you get four/five falafel balls in a pita bread and you can add a sauce but that's all. The vegetables are served as a side dish.

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My go to in Brussels - Edit

Mr Falafel has had my back on many occasions.
It's not always easy to eat vegan, affordable, and yummy in Brussels but mr falafel is the place to go.

The interior is very basic, but the food isn't.
Very tasty falafel, with lot's of side salads to choose from buffet style. Some things contain milk but most don't and the owner is knowledgeable.

Filling lunch or dinner for 5 euro! Perfect

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Not Bad! - Edit

We came here on our first evening in Brussels, as it was open late and we knew we could get something veggie to eat. I think perhaps we were expecting it to be more like falafel places we have visited in other European countries (Maoz, for example) but it was pretty basic. Not tons of salad choice and only a few seats/tables. But, the falafel was fresh, hot and delicious, so we couldn't complain.

Pros: Very tasy falafel, Not too pricey, Quick

Cons: Not alot of choice, Not really a place to sit & relax

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Generally good, sometimes not clean - Edit

I go to Mr. Falafel fairly often, and sometimes the service and restaurant are wonderful. Sometimes, it's a bit messier--last time it was too much.

The salad bar was filthy, and the man behind the counter was cutting his finger nails. The dishes were piled to the ceiling.

Nothing wrong, just risking hygiene. I suggest to take a look and see if it's clean, if it is go ahead, if not take your business elsewhere. I just wish they were consistant with cleanliness.

Pros: good falafel, salad bar, good price

Cons: cleanliness can vary

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What is Mr. Falafel? - Edit

Do I come to Brussels every year for Mr. Falafel? Do I think Brussels Airlines connections to Africa (annual refugee and relief commitnent) are better so that I can justify visiting Mr. Falafel? Who is Mr. Falafel, anyway? The nice man who remembers my odd order ("pita with salad; no falafel) between mye? annual visits? Or the equally ice woman who smiles kindly at the crazy guy and his odd order? Which are the best salad "toppings"? Can I share your table? Is it too cold to eat outside?

The answer to all of the above is "Yes, Please".

Pros: Custimized to Your choices. Nice people.

Cons: 8,000 miles from home.

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Falafel - Falafel - Falafel - Edit

At Mr Falafel, you have two choices: falafel with bread and salad or a plate of salad and falafel.
They make the falafel in front of you, you get to fill the pita bread yourself and choose the vegetables from the salad bar.
If you are the kind of person who can never choose from a menu, Mr falafel is the place for you :)
I would recommend if you are in the mood for Falafel (as there aren't a lot of other good falafels joints in Brussels) or if you want something filling and quick before a night out in the center of Brussels.

Updated from previous review on 2016-11-24

Pros: Cheap eat, No suprises, Location

Cons: A bit shaby

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Yummy Falafel - Edit

This small but friendly falafel shop offers falafel and salad for €5. Tasty, fast and cheap. Some sauces are with dairy but almost everything is vegan. They use plastic for eating in or take away - shame bc I feel there could be a better option to plastic plates and forks.

Pros: Tasty falafels, Friendly Service

Cons: Too much plastic

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plastic, plastic, plastic, ... - Edit

Falafel tasted good, the salads (free refill if you ask) are uninspired. Uses plastic plates and plastic forks, even if you eat inside.

Pros: cheap

Cons: lots of plastic

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Great Falafel! - Edit

This is the perfect spot to get falafel in Brussels. Only 4.5 Euros per sandwich as of June 2016, so it's a fantastic value. The falafel itself is about the best I've had anywhere, and the toppings are nice and fresh, with only a few being non-vegan (all vegetarian though). Cash only.

Pros: Delicious, Great value, Fast

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Cheap, Okay - Edit

Very cheap: just 5 euros for a falafel that comes with a mix of salads. All the salads except a couple were vegan. They weren't particularly good. The falafel was yummy, but was just plain falafel in pita. Maybe it normally has sauce, but it's not vegan? There was nothing else in it, which was really weird to me!

Pros: Cheap, Falafel yum

Cons: Not very good, Falafel has nothing else in it

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nice for a snack - Edit

Came here the other day for something quick to eat. I can say I was very impressed. You ask for a falafel wrap and you get a little tray to put whatever salad items you want in it. The falafels themselves are some of the best I've eaten. However don't go here if you're looking for a big filling meal. The only strange thing was that I spoke to the guy in French and he persisted on replying in English, not sure why.

Pros: almost everything vegan, very good price

Cons: meh

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Small place, nice food - Edit

I had dinner in Mr Falafel last Monday with a friend of mine. The place is very small, but luckily there was one free table and we were able to eat inside (outside it was a bit cold...!).

We had falafel in pitta bread (but you can ask for falafel without the bread, if you prefer), which are really tasty. Then, we added some vegetables (olives were particularly good), hoummus (but tajhin is also available), and we had a great dinner!

The place is absolutely inexpensive if you think that it's Bruxelles (falafel: E4.50, drinks: E1.50).

PS: the whole place reminded me of Maoz Veg (like in Paris, London, NY...), but the atmosphere is much more easygoing, and falafel are probably better!

Pros: Good falafel, Good vegetables choice, Super cheap

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Best Falafel in Brussels - Edit

Mr. Falafel provides the best falafel in Brussels and for a very low price (4.50€). The falafel are so fresh anybody can taste the difference with other fast-food restaurants. You can choose all the vegetables and sauce you want to put in your sandwich. All ingredients are not excellent but the combination with falafel and wholegrain pita bread makes me drool just to write about it!
A perfect place for a succulent vegetarian/vegan meal.

Pros: Super fresh falafel, Vegan sauce, Super inexpensive

Cons: Still some vegetarian options

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Anyway you like - Edit

I had a stomach ache and was still hungry after. Like a bad nights sleep, but its Brussels.

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Delicious and most affordable veggie place - Edit

My partner and I visited Mr Falafel on three occasions. Each time we had one of the two main vegetarian dishes consisting of a pita filled with 4 freshly fried delicious falafels, 15 varieties of fillings and 3 varieties of sauces. The owners are very generous allowing one to take as much fillings as one choses. I even saw other people going for a refill. Each falafel was 4.5 euros. From all the restaurants, supermarkets, macrobiotic shops we visited we found this was the most affordable place in the otherwise very expensive Brussels. The owners work hard so Mr Falafel saved us at 9.30pm on a Sunday when there were no supermarkets or other veggie restaurants open. As for cleanliness, it might not have Subway standards (the fast food chain) in terms of food manipulation but I have a very sensitive stomach and I was perfectly fine eating there. In addition, the sitting area and the kitchen and bathroom were very clean.

Pros: affordable, delicious, big portions

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Inexpensive, healthy & tasty - Edit

After a long day, exhausted & starving, I found my way to Mr. Falafel which is located a few hundred metres from Grand Place. To my great disappointment, the door was locked though the place didn't appear to be closed. Within a few minutes, and to my great delight, the owner returned and made me a falafel. It wasn't the best falafel I've had, but for E4.50, it is very likely the cheapest, most filling & healthiest vegetarian option in Brussels!

Pros: Cheap!, Filling & healthy, Convenient location & long hours

Cons: Like a fast-food takeaway

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Good food, hygiene not so much - Edit

The place is very easy to access, it's near the Bourse (Beurs). I go there often. The only thing you can order there is a pita bread with 4 falafels. The falafels are excellent! There is a small salad bar with a few fresh veggie, prepared red cabage, prepared white cabage, olives, humus, etc. You pay 4,5€ for the falafels and can help yourself how many times you want at the salad bar. There are three sauces: one red-hot, two whites made probably from tahina, those seems not to be vegan as they probably contain dairy.

Owned by kind people.

It's well worth the price but the place is small and very simple. The hygiene has been improved but there is still more effort needed.

Pros: Cheap, Delicious falafel, Small business

Cons: Dirty, Small, No choice

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Awesome - Edit

This place was just what we were looking for!

Tasty falafel and a big portion of salad for € 4.50. Loved the tahini sauce. I wish we had one here in Switzerland too, I'd be a regular guest!

Very friendly owner.

Pros: cheap, delicious, friendly

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Not so good - Edit

It's practical but not what I would call excellent. Falafels and salad bar are much tastier in Paris, Madrid or Amsterdam by Maoz. I didn't expect much comfort but this place is a little bit "extreme" with the tables directly on the sidewalk of a noisy main street and the salad bar didn't seem very hygienic. I prefer not to recommend the awful so called fruit juices from the fridge which are indeed sugared water with aromas.

Pros: No meat , Location and opening hours, Price

Cons: Too uncomfortable , Could be cleaner

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Good falafel place - Edit

Tasty falafels, nice concept of adding your own vegetables, sauces and salad. Fast and cheap.

Pros: Fast, Cheap, Choose-your-own-vegetables

Cons: A bit unimaginative sauces, Limited menu, Rather dreary place

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