Wednesday, January 19, 2011

King of Falafel!

Hello my loves! I am so sorry for being MIA for the past couple of weeks…I have been really busy with studying and other exciting things but I will tell you more about that some other time ::wink::

Do you ever crave something all the time…you can’t stop thinking about..yearn for it at all hours of the day and bug everyone around you until they finally cave in and give it to you? Well for me it is FALAFEL! I seriously have been craving this like crazy…

Today I was with my family in Astoria Queens which is known for its Mediterranean Restaurants and I swore that I would not leave without a falafel sammie in my hand but odds were against me. We called three different restaurants in the neighborhood and none of them had falafel!!! D’oh! And just when I was giving up hope, my sister pointed to a food vendor truck “Look they sell Falafels” but wait it gets better…not only do they sell it but they are the KING of it!

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We were lucky enough to stumble across the King of Falafel! AND judging by the long line of people, I had a feeling that the food would be good!

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We waited patiently while the aroma of Falafel filled the streets…

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While I waited for our food, I spoke with one of the chefs and it turns out that they won the Vendy Award which is Called “the Oscars of food for the real New York” by Chef Mario Batal and they were also featured on ABC news!!!!! I hit the Jackpot!!!!!

Here he is posing with their award

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Not only do they have amazing food but they also have great customer service…when they heard that my dad never tried falafel, they gave him some samples to try and he loved it!

I waited patiently to get home to fully enjoy my sammie and OMG it was worth the wait!!!! This was absolutely the best falafel that I ever had…I especially liked that it was a bit spicy.

I enjoyed it in a pita with Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions, and some Tahini sauce yuuuuuuuuuuuuuums!

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Thankfully my dad frequents this neighborhood a lot for business so I will be calling “shot gun” when he goes!

If you are in Astoria, do your taste buds a favor and check out The King Of Falafel, you can find them on 30th Street and Broadway…

And like they always say “Good things come to those who wait” Nom Nom

Namaste…

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22 comments :

  1. I LOVE falafel. :) Its in my top two fav foods (hard to chose which is fav-fish tacos or falafe)

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  2. yup falafel is the best thing ever! and those guys rule! i have had the pleasure! :-)

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  3. My mouth was watering through your entire post! I haven't had falafel since we moved!!! Ugh, I am going to have to search for a restaurant. Miss seeing all your posts!! But, it sounds like you are doing well & so happy.

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  4. I want some street falafel! I've only tried it in a restaurant once and it was yummy but then made some this wknd, still yummy but I think the greasy version would be outstanding.

    We need more food carts here :(

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  5. There you are! I missed your posts, lady.

    I am so jealous of your delicious NY falafel. I'm pretty sure nothing will compare here.

    We need to talk...like yesterday. I miss you!

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  6. Looks delicious, never even heard of falafel before. lol.

    What are these exciting things that have kept you away, bet I can guess. LOL!!

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  7. That's awesome that they won that award!! And YOU got to taste one of their amazing creations?! You New York folks are just so darn lucky, with all of your cool foodie places. I LOVE LOVE LOVE falafel!!!

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  8. Falafel is one of my favorites, as you know! I am so glad that you discovered this place :) Whenever I finally make it back up there, you have to take me, ha ha!

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  9. Falafel is one of the great loves of my life. Forget men, I'll just take ground chickpeas and parsley and tahini. Amen.

    MISS YOU.

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  10. Welcome back kiddo. Nice post. Always love reading what you write. Hope you had a great new year's.

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  11. that looks nothing like the falafel i had in egypt babe lol well have to go check it out one day

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  12. I also "accidentally" stumbled upon that stand, and it really is amazing food. Worth the trip to Queens, hands down. The shawarmas are really good.

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  13. sooo my dad is Israelu, and I grew up eating falafel! DUH its one of the best foods in the WORLD! i absolutely LOVE it!

    taht food truck experience looks awesome, I love the real, homemade falafels, none of this fancy schmancy stuff!

    you got the real deal, girlie!

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  14. Score! I love falafel. I know you said this is the best you ever had, but if you tried my step dad's moms you would be in awe, actually her hummus is beyond the best hummus I have ever had. She is from Egypt so she was trained right for middle eastern foods. I can't wait to come back and visit the States in a month so I can get falafel. Your's looks so good and I want one NOW!

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  15. Is it weird that I crave falafels sometimes but I've never tried it? lol

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  16. Yumm now I am craving falafel....as always!! We must try the place in Forest Hills soon!! Miss you!

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  17. Mmm, that falafel looks incredible!

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  18. yum yum! I loveeeee falafel! It looks delicious.

    Hope studying goes well!

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  19. omgggg i need to go next time i'm in nyc!!!!

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  20. That looks great! Falafel is something that I love but don't get enough of. Great find!! Will need to hit it up when I get to NYC.

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