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The Best Falafel in Toronto

The Best Falafel in Toronto

The Best Falafel in Toronto

There are plenty of options in Toronto when it comes to finding the best falafel. Falafel is a classic Middle Eastern food that is best enjoyed as a snack or stuffed in a pita. The origins and history of the falafel are contentious. A common street food, some say the falafel arose in Egypt but is a typical food throughout the Levant.

It consists of a mixture of fresh herbs, spices, chickpeas, fava beans or a combination of both. It’s then rolled into the shape of a ball or patty and dropped into the fryer, which gives it that crispy outer shell.

With a crisp golden exterior and a vibrant green filling of fresh herbs on the inside -- this contrast of flavours and textures defines the perfect falafel. A fried chickpea ball served either wrapped in pita with tahini or on its own -- both induce immediate cravings. There are several spots to grab falafel around the city but here are our favourites for the Middle Eastern snack.

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390 Steeles Ave W

Sababa

Sababa

The falafel is the dish to get at this Middle Eastern restaurant, grocery and pita bakery in Thornhill. Have them by itself, in one of their homemade pitas or as a platter with tahini sauce in the middle.

The Best Falafel in Toronto

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The Best Falafel in Toronto

Shania & Peony Wong

Shania & Peony Wong

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There are plenty of options in Toronto when it comes to finding the best falafel. Falafel is a classic Middle Eastern food that is best enjoyed as a snack or stuffed in a pita. The origins and history of the falafel are contentious. A common street food, some say the falafel arose in Egypt but is a typical food throughout the Levant.

It consists of a mixture of fresh herbs, spices, chickpeas, fava beans or a combination of both. It’s then rolled into the shape of a ball or patty and dropped into the fryer, which gives it that crispy outer shell.

With a crisp golden exterior and a vibrant green filling of fresh herbs on the inside -- this contrast of flavours and textures defines the perfect falafel. A fried chickpea ball served either wrapped in pita with tahini or on its own -- both induce immediate cravings. There are several spots to grab falafel around the city but here are our favourites for the Middle Eastern snack.