best falafel toronto

The Best Falafel in Toronto

The best falafel in Toronto is a Middle Eastern comfort that’s beloved by both vegetarians and meat eaters alike, especially for its typically low price tag. There’s no better way to fill up on something relatively healthy for cheap than these chickpea fritters served in wraps or platters. 

Here’s the best falafel in Toronto.


Parallel
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Parallel

The deeply-browned falafel made from scratch at this Geary cafe are flavoured with a trio of herbs so they’re bright green inside and incredibly fresh-tasting. Try them on their own or in a puffy little sandwich, always served with house tahini.

Dr. Laffa
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Dr. Laffa

Falafel from this Bathurst and Lawrence spot is served on its own, with hummus, or wrapped up in a pita or laffa, and was once even featured on You Gotta Eat Here!


Shawarma Empire
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Shawarma Empire

Though this Pharmacy and Lawrence takeout joint is named for its shawarma, the falafel is stellar here as well, made fresh throughout the day from chickpeas they soak and grind themselves.

College Falafel
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College Falafel

The falafel from this College and Ossington restaurant has been an affordable and hearty port in a storm for many waiting for the bus at this corner. You can get Mediterranean-style falafel here made with a mix of chickpeas and fava beans, or just fava beans.


Maha's Restaurant
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Maha's Restaurant

The Egyptian-style falafel at this Little India brunch spot conceal soft-boiled eggs at their centre, and are served with cumin home fries and salata baladi.


Sababa
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Sababa

Small, perfectly-rounded falafel are served at this restaurant and grocery store at Bathurst and Steeles, best complemented by hummus and tahini.

Aish Tanoor
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Aish Tanoor

This Middle Eastern Kosher restaurant on Eglinton West does falafel as an epic hummus appetizer, wrapped up in laffa or pita, or as a dinner with choice of side.


Laziza
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Laziza

This Dovercourt Village spot is reliable for late night falafel, serving chickpea fritters as plates or wraps alongside burgers and poutine.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Parallel. Additional image by @mindfulmisslife

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