best falafel toronto

The Best Falafel in Toronto

The best falafel in Toronto brings the Middle East’s herbaceous street food to wraps and platters. There’s no better way to eat chickpeas and fava beans than deep-fried and paired with tahini. 

Here's the best falafel in Toronto.


Parallel
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Parallel

Any visit to Geary Street means a chance to fork through these deeply-browned falafels for the signature shock of green inside. Crunchy on the outside, ridiculously moist and herby on the inside—these falafels are world class.

Dr. Laffa
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Dr. Laffa

Head to North York or Thornhill for multiple locations of this chain. For the original store, visit Bathurst and Lawrence and try their falafel on a platter or in a sandwich. For the latter, skip the pita and opt for super soft laffa bread instead.


Maha's Restaurant
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Maha's Restaurant

The ingenious idea of adding a gooey soft-boiled egg to the center of every ta'ameya (that's Egyptian falafel) can exclusively be experienced at Gerrard Street’s popular Egyptian brunch spot. This family recipe is made with fava beans imported directly from Cairo.

College Falafel
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College Falafel

College and Ossington’s corner spot mixes chickpeas and fava beans together for a falafel that just tastes heartier and richer than the others. If you’re not in the mood for their famous East Coast donair, grab a falafel sandwich. 


Johnny's Shawarma
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Johnny's Shawarma

Johnny and his wife Ani have been helming their bustling shawarma joint on Kennedy Road since 1995. Their chickpea-fava bean Beiruti-style falafels are fried fresh and ridiculously affordable at $3 for 6 pieces.


Shawarma Empire
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Shawarma Empire

Stellar falafels are deserving of the steady lineups that form outside this Scarborough strip mall spot. Get a falafel plate for a deliciously saucy lunch with rice, slaad, hummus and pita bread.

Limon Restaurant
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Limon Restaurant

The Beaches is now home to this restaurant serving Israeli-style eats. You can get eight of these deep-fried snacks for $8. Or, feast on falafel pitas stuffed with tahini, zhug and Limon’s vinaigrette-based Israeli salad.


Laziza
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Laziza

Reliably delicious falafel keeps this Bloorcourt takeout spot busy, especially late at night. Filling falafels go straight from the hot counter to your wraps and in styrofoam containers jam-packed with rice and hummus.

The Haifa Room
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The Haifa Room

This hot arrival to the Ossington Strip perfects the falafel pita thanks to its crispy and airy chickpea fritters. Dine-in and you can get four of them on a plate with herbed tahini and zhug.

Lead photo by

Fareen Karim of Limon. Additional photos by Dr. Laffa and @torontoeaters of Haifa Room.


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