Popular Food Truck Moshe’s Falafel Opening UWS Storefront

  Last modified on April 28th, 2024

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The purveyors of the self-proclaimed “best falafel in town” are setting up shop just a few blocks away from “The original falafel restaurant.” (Thanks to Ronen for the tip.)

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Moshe’s Falafel launched its food truck back in 1981 on West 46th Street between 5th and 6th avenues, where it continues to operate.  In recent years, a second truck opened near Times Square, and now, Moshe is setting up a full-time restaurant on the Upper West Side.

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An employee at Moshe’s has confirmed that the eatery will open at 142 West 83rd Street (between Amsterdam and Columbus avenues), in the storefront right next to The Vitamin Peddler. It’s also several blocks away from Mamoun’s, which, to be fair to their claim, did open ten years before Moshe’s.

Photo by Brendan Mohler

When asked for an opening date, they stated the goal as “two weeks after Passover” or “the middle of May.” The current menu (which is vegetarian and certified Kosher, FYI) is fairly bare bones, offering up falafel balls, a salad platter, a hummus platter, a daily soup, french fries and soft drinks. We’ve been told a few new additions are on the way, but as of now, details are scarce. They’re not planning on doing any renovations, according to a worker who was moving things in on Thursday evening.

Photo by Brendan Mohler

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The space Moshe’s is taking over was previously home to Scoozi Events, a catering company owned by Stella Ballarini. She was also the owner of Amused NYC, the kid-friendly grilled cheese spot which leased the space now occupied by The Vitamin Peddler.

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