Mamoun’s Falafel tells us they’ll officially opening their doors at 508 Columbus Avenue, between 84th and 85th Streets – on Wednesday, April 28. The space was formerly home to Pasta Franco, which closed in June 2020 (after just having opened during the fall of 2019).
Mamoun’s Falafel is a wildly popular downtown destination with locations in both the East Village on St. Mark’s Place and in Greenwich Village on Macdougal Street. They’ve also branched out to New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
They’ve been around since 1971 and are NYC’s oldest falafel restaurant.
In addition to their famous falafel, the menu includes kebabs, shawarmas and shish kebobs – wrapped in pitas and as plates. They also offer sides including baba ghanoush, tabouli, pita chips, grape leaves and more. And you’ll find some gluten-free and vegan options on the menu.
For updates and more info, visit mamouns.com.
OMG. This is great. When I used to wander around the Village in my youth, I always stopped into Mamoun’s for a falafel sandwich. They are the best! So happy to have them up here.
I am SO EXCITED! I used to live on their falafel sandwiches in college, and in recent years I have frequently made the trek from the UWS to Astor Place just for their food. And now they’re opening ON. MY. BLOCK!! They’ll have a VERY regular customer in me 🙂 Welcome to the neighborhood Mamoun’s!
My prayers have finally been answered.
Now, if Azuri Cafe had just re-opened on Broadway, and Xi’an Famous Foods on Amsterdam? Is that LETTUCE, instead of pickled red cabbage? Is there cilantro or harrisa in the falafel?
Excellent! Loved going to the MacDougal location when I worked downtown before COVID.
Finally a sandwich that tastes great and less than $6
Now that they’ve branched out to places like Georgia I hope it’s the same quality as the falafel we used to get for $1.50 down on Macdougal, and that they didn’t make it boring for middle America.
Really great news and a nice addition to other favorite spots like Motorino, H&H, Taralucci e Vino. Anyone know the fate of La Mirabelle on 86th?
They were open tonight and already busy! It’s a great location for a quick, counter-service spot — so much foot traffic on that block.