Tasty, packed full of flavour and sometimes a little messy—falafel has well and truly earned it’s place as the ultimate Lebanese feed. Whether you keep it simple and enjoy these deep fried balls of chickpea goodness by themselves, or heap them with all the good bits—digging into this delicious vegetarian dish is always a good idea. From the humble kebab, through to a complete Lebanese feast, we’ve rounded up Perth’s best falafel to help those hunger pangs. And trust us, it’s always worth a little garlic breath.
Here's where to find the best falafel in Perth.
They had me at Fal-waffle. Yep, falafel for breakfast is definitely a thing and we couldn’t think of a better way to start the day. The falafel-based waffle comes with all the good stuff—poached eggs, goats feta, wilted spinach, roast tomato, dukkah, baba ghanoush and pickled cucumber. Another brekky goodie—the Eydor’s Aussraeli Breakfast with shakshuka and falafels. If you go later in the day, they serve their falafel in towers (yep, towers).
The Hummus Club
It goes without saying that hummus and falafel are the ultimate pairing—and trust us, The Hummus Club has got you covered on both fronts. Their falafel comes with tahini, pickles and coriander. Also delicious—the kibbeh. Share the love and enjoy a few dishes with your fellow falafel fans in this gorgeous Northbridge restaurant.
East Victoria Park
If you take your falafel seriously (and you definitely should) then the Prophet is probably already one of your fave restaurants. You’re almost guaranteed to over-order at this family owned gem—we say go for the mixed platter so you can try a bit of everything. And with their falafel voted as Australia’s best, you know you’re in for a killer meal.
No need to limit yourself to just falafel at Mashawi. Get the hot mixed tapas platter and you'll get falafel as well as kibbeh, cheese cigars and sambousek—pastry filled with scrumptious beef mince. If you head in on a Saturday night you'll even get a spot of belly dancing with your falafel, plus it's BYO!
Just because you can’t pronounce half the menu, doesn’t mean it won’t make you very excited. They serve up pumpkin hazelnut falafel with pumpkin hummus, cumin eggplant, za’atar tomato concasse and herb salad. Ordering one their delicious tajines is absolutely compulsory.
Perth Kebab Station
You’re all too familiar with this kind of falafel, even if your memory is a little blurry. It’s that perfect late night feed, with generous lashings of hummus and sweet chilli sauce. The owners at this Subi joint reckon they serve up Australia’s biggest halal snack pack, so get ready for some heavy breathing and a very full belly.
Guilt-free and damn good—it may come from a truck but Flying Falafels is packed full of goodness. The falafel platter comes with cabbage, pickle, tomato salad, tahini, hummus and Lebanese bread. It’s also vegan and gluten free, so no excuses for not tucking straight in.
This Osborne Park institution is one of Perth’s best Lebanese restaurants, and their falafel is no exception. The restaurant is BYO and serves up all your favourite authentic Lebanese dishes, so get ready for a flavour-packed and filling feed. They also have shisha, so get ready for the complete Lebanese experience.
Wear stretchy pants, because you are in for an absolute feast. Go with a big group so you can make the most of the menu and try a bit of everything. Their falafel is homemade and served with tahini. Also amazing—their mezza dips with warm wood fired bread. This place gets bonus points for being BYO.
It’s worth the risk of spilling a little sauce down your front, because this spot near UWA serves up Perth’s best kebabs. Order a falafel kebab with your fave sauce and get ready to for the hearty meal to make you very happy. It’s cheap, cheerful and the perfect hangover cure.
With belly dancers shaking up a storm, you’re guaranteed to have a fun night and maybe even learn some new moves at this family owned restaurant. They serve all the classic Lebanese fare, including delicious falafel. It goes without saying you should top off the feast with baklava.
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The Prophet | Image credit: Elle Borgward