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20 Places to Get Great Falafel in Philadelphia

Whether you prefer them wrapped or stuffed or served on a platter with tabbouli, hummus and veggies, falafel is essential and delicious. There are pockets […]

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Goodbye, Mama’s Vegetarian

Normally, I’d go to Mama’s alone. It’s a small space, and when it was open, it was very, very busy, so going alone meant you […]

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Eat Here Now: Bitar’s in South Philly

Long-running Middle Eastern grocer Bitar’s looks a lot less like a grocery store these days. The South Philly spot just drastically transformed its interior, cutting […]


Hummus Republic, a Build-Your-Own-Pita Spot, Is Opening in Rittenhouse

Center City is getting another hummus and falafel concept. This time, Los Angeles-based Hummus Republic has set its sights on the city where Michael Solomonov’s fast-casual […]


One of NYC’s Most Famous Falafel Shops Is Opening in Old City

Mamoun’s Falafel, a New York staple for Middle Eastern cuisine since 1971, is coming to Philadelphia. Per Eater Philly, the iconic falafel and shawarma spot, […]


It’s a Solomonov Takeover at the Center City Whole Foods

Earlier this week, word got out that Cheu Noodle Bar and Wiz Kid were bowing out of their Whole Foods food stall arrangement otherwise known as “Restaurant […]


Philly’s Biggest Chef Opens His Secret Falafel Shop Today in Center City

Michael Solomonov is making moves in 2017. He and his partner Steve Cook just opened an impressively charitable luncheonette in Center City called Rooster Soup Co., last […]


Cheap Lunch at Mama’s Vegetarian Now Even Better

If you’re a practical cheapskate like I am and you work anywhere near Mama’s Vegetarian on 20th Street, then you know that there’s really no […]


2013 Vendy Award Winners

Saturday, the Vendy Awards were once again held in Philadelphia. The event brought hundreds to Penn Treaty Park where nominated food trucks competed for four […]


Get a Free Peek at Agno Grill Today

The team that gave us Pure Fare is planning on opening Agno Grill at 2104 Chestnut Street this spring. Today they’re offering a free sample […]


Grillicious Looks Closed

The doors of Grillicious (the former Crisp) at 32 S 18th Street in Center City are padlocked shut today. Padlocks on the outside often mean […]


Crisp Is Now Grillicious

After a year long run as Crisp, the falafel spot at 18th and Ludlow is rebranding itself as Grillicious. And that’s not the only change […]


Crisp Opens in Philadelphia

Crisp has opened its first Philadelphia location at 32 South 18th Street. The brightly appointed spot offers falafel sandwiches, hummus bowls, salads and flatbreads. We […]


The Lunch Scene: Mama’s Vegetarian

They must be giving away falafel sandwiches today at Mama’s. Two things you don’t see in this photo: a) the non-existent line at the newish […]


VendrTV Visits 20th & Market

VendrTV launched in February with former Philadelphia resident and voice of Rittenhouse Square, Daniel Delaney searching out great street food around the world. We’ve been […]