The best falafel in your hometown

Move over Halal Snack Packs: These moreish Middle Eastern morsels are our preferred kebab shop delicacy. Here's where to find the best falafel around Australia.

Traditionally made from ground or mashed chickpeas, these deep-fried balls of deliciousness are crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside.

We love eating these vegan delights with a generous serving of hummus and tabouli, stuffed inside a lightly-toasted pitta, but they're also pretty tasty with garlic sauce and halloumi.

Whatever your poison, here's where to find the best falafel around Australia's capital cities.


Turkish Halal Pide House


Serving up traditional Turkish fare, this no-frills pide house makes all of its food onsite for optimum freshness, including its hot and crispy falafel.


ANU Pop-up Village

Boasting a delicious array of homemade Middle Eastern slow-cooked meats, salads and falafel, the MiKebabz food truck is said to serve up the Australian capital's very best falafel.


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Elie’s Tent

Victoria Park

Made from a unique combination of beans, fresh onions, garlic, parsley and special spices, the falafel from Elie's Tent is perfect for lunch, dinner or as a snack.



Famed for their Middle Eastern breakfasts, the menu at Kazoomies is creative and we're big fans. We'll have Eydor's Aussraeli Breakfast please: Poached eggs with red bean shakshuka and falafels, spinach, hummus and pita. Yum!


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Flavours of Damascus

Food truck

As a refugee looking to bring the flavours of his native country to the residents of Darwin, Flavours of Damuscus owner Nadeem Turkia is the first person to serve traditional Syrian food in the city.

Known for his love heart-shaped falafels, we recommend ordering the 'everything meal', where you can try the stall's falafel alongside other yummy Syrian food.

Lucky Cow

Mindil Beach Sunset Market

Offering a range of vegan goodies at their stall, track down the guys at Lucky Cow for one of Darwin's very best falafel.


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Real Falafel

Adelaide Central Market

After moving to Adelaide from Saudi Arabia, owner of Real Falafel, Mitch, was keen to bring his authentic falafel recipe to the city. 

"A falafel is very much gold outside, very green inside. That’s a great falafel," Mitch told City Mag. "And when you eat it, you don’t need to work it out, real falafel has to melt in your mouth straight away."

Jerusalem Sheshkebab House

Hindley Street

Known as an Adelaide institution, this family-owned restaurant has been serving city-siders since the 1970s. Go with a group and order the banquet menu - you'll be rewarded with perfectly-cooked falafel served with all kinds of Middle Eastern-style dips and pitta.


No No’s

Red Hill

This Brisbane eatery serves its $8.50 falafel wraps with minimum fuss: Just good-quality Lebanese food.

Cafe Wrapture

With a menu featuring an impressive array of wraps, you can't go past their falafel wraps, which include warm falafel balls, hummus, yoghurt sauce, tabouli and salads, with an option of adding chilli and turnip or grilled halloumi.


Kebab Rehab

North Hobart

Hungover or hungry? Get yourself down to Kebab Rehab and check yourself in for some therapy in the form of Hobart's best falafel wraps. Ask for extra hummus, just because you deserve it.


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Cafè Lola

Franklin Wharf

Lola's is known for a signature menu item, Lola Pods. Made using locally-sourced, fresh, quality ingredients, these wholesome meals can be served with lamb, salmon or chicken, but you're really doing yourself a disservice if you don't have your pod with their falafel.


Very Good Falafel


Does what it says on the tin: Visit to this Melbourne eatery and you'll find very good falafel.


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A1 Bakery


This bakery has offered authentic Lebanese cuisine to the citizens of Melbourne for years. Pick up one of their legendary falafel wraps or platters for just $7.


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Just Falafs

North Fitzroy

We're not sure which we love more: The excellent pun they've used in their name or the incredible falafel they serve. Actually, it's definitely the falafel. We love The Sabich, which serves falafel with crispy fried eggplant, egg, pickled cabbage, Israeli salad, hummus and tahini.


Al Aseel

Greenacre, Alexandria, Fairy Meadow, Lakemba and Jamistown

Since opening its first store in Greenacre 10 years ago, this falafel-mecca now operates four more locations for hungry Sydney patrons to sample its famous falafel.



Located in Leichhardt, Jasmin1 is one of Sydney's best haunts if you're looking to get your hands some falafel-perfection. Add a side of halloumi and you're set.

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