which countries have you had a falafel in?

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Postby :x: » Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:43 pm

i'm not a big travel-person, so:
germany
israel.

but honestly, israel is as falafeltastic as falafeltasticness comes, period.
i nearly cried when eating the first falafel in germany shortly after coming home. damn you, german falafel huts, damn you germany! :twisted:
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Postby mouche » Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:22 pm

Excellent thread idea!

Unfortunately I was devastated to find out that I have only eaten falafel, as far as I know, in:

Luxembourg
France
England
Czech Republic

This can't be possible. I need to do some serious travelling and falafel-eating!! Can't believe I've never had any in Germany, Belgium, or Australia - 4 places I've eaten a lot of food, and a lot of snack food at that. How did I let this happen?
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Postby runner » Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:04 pm

netherlands
finland
spain
usa
germany

not sure if I missed some
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Postby sosso » Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:37 pm

Australia
New Zealand
USA

I had falafel today and it was possibly the best I've ever had. Then later today I found a box of falafel mix in my pantry that I'd forgotten about. More falafel tomorrow!
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Postby JP » Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:49 am

as i was having a falafel yesterday, i started thinking, there has been a small proliferation of falafels in manchester lately - but none of the new places seem to offer tahini!

Whats up with that? Falafels without tahini!?!

They offer some lame dairy based yoghurt dressing instead.

So i end up eating a dry falafel with some chilli sauce on it. Suboptimal.
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Postby bronco » Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:16 am

JP wrote:as i was having a falafel yesterday, i started thinking, there has been a small proliferation of falafels in manchester lately - but none of the new places seem to offer tahini!

Whats up with that? Falafels without tahini!?!

They offer some lame dairy based yoghurt dressing instead.

So i end up eating a dry falafel with some chilli sauce on it. Suboptimal.

This is the way we've been getting them in Uppsala forever (with some exceptions). While I agree it is not optimal, falafel with only spicey tomatoe sauce has a nostalgic value for me :D .
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Postby JP » Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:15 pm

as i just finished having falafel for lunch just now, i couldnt help but wonder, why more places do not offer this delicious combo by default: falafel balls, and then salad bar, couple different kinds of cous cous salads, buckwheat herb thingie, hummous, pasta, spicy potatoes, mushrooms...

No need for pita bread or stuff like that. This made me feel happy, even if there was no tahini.
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Postby xrodolfox » Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:09 am

USA in: Ann Arbor, NYC, Dearborn (highest arab population outside of the middle east), SF, tampa, DC, Boston, Chicago, ect.
France in: Paris, Chamonoix
Canada in: Montreal, Toronto, Windsor
Chile in: Santiago
Argentina in: Buenos Aires

now, if you asked where I've had vegan Chinese food, the list would be much longer.

The best falafel I've ever had, is strangely enough in Ann Arbor, MI. It really is. The falafel I has in France was amazing, and *almost* as good. The falafel in Washington square park in NYC was amazing too... but for some reason, that one sandwich at Jerusalem Gardens in tiny Ann Arbor Michigan is the definitive falafel sandwich.
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Postby Clem Snide » Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:16 pm

JP wrote:as i was having a falafel yesterday, i started thinking, there has been a small proliferation of falafels in manchester lately - but none of the new places seem to offer tahini!

Whats up with that? Falafels without tahini!?!

They offer some lame dairy based yoghurt dressing instead.

So i end up eating a dry falafel with some chilli sauce on it. Suboptimal.


Hey JP, the place on Wilmslow road called Falafel has tahini, though you have to ask for it. They also have humous sometimes.

I use to live almost next door to it and had falafel in a naan for breakfast several times a week. This led to MASSIVE STRENGTH INCREASE.
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Postby JP » Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:53 am

clem, actually the said place i was having these deep thoughts was Falafel in curry mile :D

yeah they are the only place in manchester that offers tahini that i know of. Havent checked the new place couple doors down though - they look pretty authentic.
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Postby Jon » Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:26 pm

Now there's a good idea for a thread!

England
Italy
South Africa
Slovenia
Switzerland
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Postby SpugFab » Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:36 pm

I recently had a culinary epiphany that will render standard (or "old") falafel obsolete.
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Postby thestoatyone » Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:48 pm

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Postby bronco » Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:02 pm

SpugFab wrote:I recently had a culinary epiphany that will render standard (or "old") falafel obsolete.

Was it a calzone with a standard falafel inside? Cause that would be nothing less than awesome :D .
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Postby SpugFab » Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:13 pm

You have to forget everything you thought you knew about falafel.

Allow your mind to become open and unguarded, like the sky.
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