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Situated in the heart of Greenwich Village in New York City, Mamoun’s Falafel has been serving high quality, authentic Middle Eastern food since 1971. It is the oldest falafel restaurant in New York and one of the first Middle Eastern establishments in the United States.

"Kissinger could take a lesson in diplomacy here - he's got Arabs and Jews eating at the same table…"

The Village Voice, 1976

Family owned and operated since its inception, Mamoun’s is now part of the history and culture of the Village. Our tradition extends to serving the likes of many famous musicians, actors, and other celebrities. For over 45 years, our philosophy has been simple: To serve fresh, authentic Middle Eastern cuisine in a fast casual environment. Everything we serve is made from scratch using only the freshest natural ingredients, the finest imported spices, and our signature recipes.

These values, together with our rich tradition and commitment to excellence, have distinguished Mamoun’s as a premier falafel restaurant and continue to serve as our foundation as we open new locations and expand into new markets across the nation.

Badge of Mamoun's as a NYC Institution