Great Falafel Spots for International Falafel Day

The 12th of June has been elected by the ruling governments of social media as International Falafel Day. A day to celebrate this middle eastern street food that has become a common favourite across the world.

Made from predominantly chickpeas and flavoured with herbs like parsley and spices such as cumin, this fried vegetarian dish is often served in a pita or wrap drizzled with tzatziki or as part of a meze. Here’s where you can get yours in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.

Cape Town

The Falafel Shop, Lansdowne
Basmahs Palestinian Foods, Rondebosch East
Eatstanbul, Gardens
Sultan Sheesha, Gardens
Saray, Waterfront
Lebanese Bakery, Claremont
The Syrian Kitchen, Cape Quarters
Syriana Restaurant, Sea Point
Damascus Restaurant, Sea Point
Sweet Beet, Canal Walk
Andalousse Moroccan Restaurant, Sea Point
Falafels with Raii, Rondebosch


Asli – Authentic Palestinian Cuisine, East Rand
Istanbul Kebab, Sunninghill & Melrose
The Turkish Grill, Fordsburg
Turkish Kebab House and Butchery, Mayfair
Ibn Arabi Shisha Nights, Norwood
Yalla Laffa, Fairlands and Morningside


Sofra Istanbul, Florida Road, Pavilion Food Court, Umhlanga 12 Palm Blvd
Just Bagels Pop-Up, Durban
Sinbad Wraps, Florida Road


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