A Falafel is usually a deep fried patty made of Chickpeas or Fava beans or a combination of both. Falafels are usually seasoned with Onion, Garlic, Parsley, Coriander, Cumin, Salt and Pepper. The Falafel is traditionally a Middle Eastern Street Food.
After tasting a forking very bland falafel somewhere in the area I thought about the best forking falafels I tried in the Metro Phoenix Area.
The Falafels from Paprika Mediterranean Exsperience in Scottsdale AZ are clearly flavorful and loaded with fresh herbs. The texture of the falafels are unusual and sort of like forking meatballs. I think they might be baked instead of fried but I’m not sure. I like the meatball texture in their unusually good tasting pita bread. These falafels are what I think about when I’m thinking falafel. They do make the best forking pita bread of all the places I tried and make that delicious forking spicy Yemenite sauce that elevates everything deliciously.
Shawarma King in Glendale Arizona also makes a forking excellent Falafel. Not only is it layered with interesting Flavors it is also the crispiest Falafel I ever tried. Some people measure how good a falafel is by it’s crispness. I measure it by how it forking taste. I can tell you this one is crisp and layered with lots of flavors.
Over the years I tried several non-taditional falafels (Beet Root, Tuscan Kale) from FnB in Scottsdale AZ. They were all FORKING delicious but non-traditional.
Out of the forking traditional Falafels it’s a toss up between Paprika Mediterranean Exsperience and Shawarma King for being the best out of all the places I tried so far. Both are different from each other but both are FORKING excellent!