502 Washington Street   Hoboken,  NJ07030

502 Washington Street   Hoboken,  NJ07030

Mamoun's is the oldest falafel restaurant in New York, and one of the first Middle Eastern restaurants in the United States.

Established in 1971 in the heart of Greenwich Village, Mamoun's Falafel is an icon in the Village, with a long history of loyal fans ranging from native New Yorkers and tourists, to famous actors, musicians and other celebrities.

Mamoun's Falafel is a destination with a vibe that can't be captured in words!

Our mouth-watering authentic Middle Eastern cuisine made from family recipes draws long lines of fans, day and night. Mamoun's Falafel was featured in the book "1000 Places to See Before You Die." Yes, our fans take our falafel very seriously. So much so that we've decided to expand, growing our famous concept throughout the NYC metro market and beyond in select territories.

What makes us so unique?

  • Our Falafel is truly Famous! Cult following
  • Family owned business
  • High profile press and accolades including the Food Network
  • Our entire menu is made from scratch
  • We use only the freshest natural ingredients and the finest imported spices
  • Our proprietary, signature recipes have made us famous
  • Fast paced and high volume service

Media Recognition

New York Press: Best of Manhattan - Awarded Best Falafel

NYC’s Most Iconic Sandwiches
— Eater NYC

TripAdvisor: Popularity Index: #81 of 6,718 restaurants in New York City

If you’re not paying attention, you may miss Mamoun’s brown awning. But you’ll know you’re near when you see hipsters sitting on brownstone steps eating something wrapped in tin foil. It’s fast, it’s cheap—it’s (perhaps) the tastiest falafel in New York. The lunchtime crowd spills out from this hole in the wall onto the sidewalk, but the line moves fast and the buoyant Middle Eastern music entertains while you wait for your sandwich—perfectly moist falafel, creamy baba ghannouj and slow roasted shwarma.
— New York Magazine
Why Mamoun’s Is One of New York’s Classic Midnight Munchie Restaurants: The original Mamoun’s on MacDougal introduced the falafel sandwich to the city in 1971. It was a mega hit, first with NYU students and hippies, but soon with the general public. Falafel also served as a wedge for the introduction of vegetarian dining in the city. With its luxuriance of fried chickpea fritters, nutty tasting tahini, and fresh greens, onions, and tomatoes, it redefined a quick bite for New Yorkers. And the shawarma, Middle Eastern pastries, and Turkish coffee are worth snacking on, too.
— Eater NYC