5 spots serving delicious falafel in Portland

Dec 18 2019, 12:04 pm

Ah. Falafel. How we love thee. These crispy chickpea balls are more than just the sad vegetarian alternative to lamb or chicken donair. We’re going to go out on a limb here, and say that falafel done right is actually better than its meaty counterparts.

If you have a hankering for these crunchy, sometimes sesame crusted, balls of delight drenched in tahini sauce, then these following five spots in Portland will more than satisfy those cravings.

World Foods at Everet


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This isn’t the place to go to when you’re on a diet. Their daily-made fresh pita and perfectly seasoned falafel will leave you in a food coma before you know it.

Address: 830 NW Everett Street, Portland
Phone: 503-802-0755

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Nicholas Restaurant Lebanese and Mediterranean Cuisine


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This family-run establishment doesn’t mess around when it comes to their food. Authentic, flavourful, and perfectly fried, you’ll find yourself going back here again and again.

Address: 318 SE Grand Avenue, Portland
Phone: 503-235-5123

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Riyadh’s Lebanese Restaurant


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Honestly, you can’t go wrong with any of the menu offerings at Riyadh’s, but our personal favorite is their vegetarian cabbage rolls, and their falafel plate.

Address: 1318 SE Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland
Phone: 503-235-1254


Dar Salam Lazurdi


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Serving traditional Iraqi dishes, DarSalam’s food is out of this word. Their donut looking falafels are delicious, and are served piping hot.

Address: 320 SW Alder Street, Portland
Phone: 503-444-7813

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Cedo’s Falafel and Gyros


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A crispy exterior and lusciously seasoned interior is what makes the falafel from Cedo’s out of this world. But don’t take our word for it, go try it yourself!

Address: 3901 NE Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Portland
Phone: 503-719-7344


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