Sultan's Market - Wicker Park

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    ( 8 reviews )

2057 W North Ave, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 60647

Serves meat, vegan options available. Has vegan items marked on menu, including a falafel sandwich, vegan spinach pie, hummus, and baklava.

Categories: Middle Eastern, Non-veg

8 Reviews

First Review by SynthVegan

Quick and Cheap - Edit

Sultan's is always a good place to get a quick, reasonably cheap sandwich. A good place to go with non-vegan friends. If you get there before noon the spinach pies are usually warm out of the oven.

Pros: Very Fast, Cheap, They know what vegan means

Cons: Limited vegan menu, Not Veg, Cash only

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So darn good - Edit

The falafel sandwich is vegan and at $3.75, makes the absolute perfect lunch. The salad bar is stocked with vegan options to either make a full meal or to use as sides with that awesome falafel sandwich.

Pros: Falafel sandwich

Cons: cash only

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Fast, cheap, delicious! - Edit

My go-to fast food option. Their falafel sandwich is not only cheap, but delicious. The lentil soup is decent and their za'atar and spinach pies are also a guilty pleasure.

I haven't tried their vegan cookies yet, but I eyeball them every time I'm ordering the usual. They always look like they may be too dry to be worth it.

The salad bar is good, but the price can wrack up quickly. I'm not a huge fan of their tabbouleh, so I usually just stick with the tried and true and carry on my way.

Pros: fast, cheap

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Awesome, Fast and Cheap Mediterranean Food - Edit

The restaurant is on North Ave just west of the North, Damen & Milwaukee intersection. Damen Blue Line stop. Good luck finding street parking, you won't.

You walk in and there are about 8 booths along the windows - 4 on each side. There is more limited seating and a salad bar in the middle of the restaurant. In the back of the restaurant is where you line up and order your falafel, hummus, etc cafeteria-style. The cash register to pay is also back there in the corner.

Their falafel sandwich is out of this world. Hummus and baba ganoush are outstanding. The good news is they are *fast*. The bad news is they are not that friendly, just all business. It does not have a welcoming feeling to it. It has a "just order your food already and get the heck out" vibe.

Updated from previous review on Monday December 01, 2008

Pros: close to Blue Line 'L' (Damen stop), fast service, incredible food

Cons: no parking, not overly friendly

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Sultan's Market - Edit

I do like the falafel sandwich & lentil soup, I've been a regular there...until now.
Today I ordered exactly $5.50 worth of food and was charged over $8.00. I showed the woman behind the cash register, went over each item & showed her the menu prices but she wouldn't budge and was rude. I ordered: 2 pieces of falafel, .50 X 2 = $1; 1 zatter bread .50; 1 spinach pie $2, 1 side of hummus from the "extras" section for .50. For the 2 pieces of falafel and the spoonful of hummus, both from the "extras menu" and both of which I ordered saying the prices & pointing at the wall menu while ordering (I wanted to be sure to not get full orders, just sides). That's what the hard-working guy gave me...a spoonful of hummus and 2 falafels in a little container. The owner said, "he gave you the same as a falafel sandwich" which was incredibly far from the truth. The falafel sandwiches are large and full of ingredients.
The $3 aside, who really cares, but he nastiness and refusal to budge & refusal to give me a receipt (I've seen her refuse to give receipts before to people in front of me) is what made me angry.
Oh, the zatter bread was stale, The place was really filthy --hot sauce and tahini sauce smeared on the counters, garbage all over. The staff seem kind. After several trips there I've decided the owner is nasty and the place too filthy.
Farewell, yummy falafel sandwich.

Pros: Falafel, price

Cons: dirty

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awesome - Edit

Sultan's has the BEST falafels in Chicago!! They serve meet-so that blows...but they offer a ton of vegetarian stuff...all of which is great, they even have a salad bar now...the only bad thing is you have to go to lincoln park...urrrr i mean wicker park(same diffrence now) to go there. One of the most impressive things is they have not raised their prices and easily could. A falafel sandwich is only $3!!! ooooooooo & they have outdoor seating in the summer!!

Pros: delicious, cheap, fresh

Cons: none, sometimes there is a line, which will move ridiculously fast

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A deal, a steal. - Edit

First things first. If you love middle-eastern food that is unbelievable, inexpensive, and um, well, better than most of the food I had when I was in the middle-east, look no further. Everyone knows this place rules. Now you do too. The only downside is the unfriendly staff who barely even look at you. Good thing you just order and pay at the counter. Regardless, this is one of my favorite restaurants and can be cheaper than eating at home. I highly recommend the falafel sandwich, egg + cheese pie, and the marinated brussel sprouts located at the salad bar (believe me on this one). Best middle-eastern in Chicago.

Pros: Cheap!, Delicious!


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YUM-alicious!!! - Edit

Sultan's market is a great restaurant! You've got to love when they designate on the menu board if something is Vegan or not. Every item that is Vegan has a big green "V" next to it. And to my surprise, there were PLENTY of Vegan items for me to choose from. I got the falafel sandwich, spinach pie, and hummus. All of them were very good, but I will have to say, Sultan's has the best hummus I've ever had, and I can't wait to buy some more! I also like this restaurant because it's not the typical sit-down restaurant - I did see they have a buffet type area, and I ordered my food from the counter. Overall the employees were very nice and I can't wait to eat here again!!!

[I give this place 5 cows!!!] ;)

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