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New York’s Famed Mamoun’s Falafel Opens Saturday in Loring Heights

An outpost of NYC’s oldest falafel restaurant lands on Northside Drive just west of Atlantic Station

A hand holding a disposable tin container filled with rice and falafel Mamoun’s Falafel
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

The first Atlanta location of New York City’s oldest falafel restaurant, Mamoun’s Falafel, opens Saturday, January 25, at the West Midtown Center complex between 17th Street and Northside Drive, according to the restaurant’s Facebook page.

It’s one of six planned locations by franchisees Kalki Patel and Parimal Patel for the Atlanta and Athens areas. In addition to falafel, Mamoun’s menu includes shawarma, baklava, hummus, and baba ganoush.

Mamoun’s has some competition in the area with Tannour Grill on 14th Street, the newly opened Falafel Nation at nearby Westside Provisions District, and Bezoria, Cafe Agora, and Yalla at The Canteen in Midtown.

The wait is finally over - come join us for our soft opening on Saturday, January 25th starting at 11:00am ! ! ! ...

Posted by Mamoun's Falafel on Thursday, January 23, 2020

Mamoun Chater first opened Mamoun’s Falafel in Greenwich Village in 1971. There are now ten locations throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. Atlanta is the first Southern outpost for the falafel chain.

Open daily 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

1269 Northside Drive, Suite 720, Atlanta.


99 Krog Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 Visit Website

Westside Provisions District

1198 Howell Mill Road, , GA 30318 (678) 974-1940 Visit Website

Falafel Nation

1170 Howell Mill Road, , GA 30318 (470) 355-9951 Visit Website

Cafe Agora

262 East Paces Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 949-0900 Visit Website


903 Peachtree Street Northeast, , GA 30309 (404) 464-5190 Visit Website

The Canteen

225 Commercial Street, , MA 02657 (508) 487-3800 Visit Website