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The who, what, when, where and why of falafel

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The Israelis, the Egyptians, the Palestinians, the Indians, the Lebanese. Honestly, no one really knows for sure who invented it. But the one thing we do know is that they all contributed their own unique spices, flavors and styles into making falafel one of today’s most popular street foods in all the land. Remember we’re talking about food not religion or politics.


Falafel are fried balls of chickpeas and spices placed in a pita and then covered with chopped vegetable salad, pickles, tahini sauce, oh and some hummus but don’t get us started on the history of hummus.


Centuries and centuries ago. We’re talking your grandmother’s grandmother’s grandmother.


In the beginning, Egypt or maybe India. Once again history is blurry. But now you can find falafel everywhere from the Far Far East to the Far Far West. And thanks to Taïm, throughout Manhattan and beyond.


Because falafel is so damn delicious regardless of where you’re from—Paris, Texas or Paris, France—or your food preference—vegetarian, vegan, gluten free (ok hold the pita) or carnivore. Like we say...give chickpeas a chance.