The exact origin of falafel is unknown, but the deep-fried balls of ground chickpeas (and sometimes fava beans) are held dear by a large chunk of the Middle East, including Syria, Israel, Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon.

We can see why. Apart from being high in fibre and protein, they're downright delicious. Add pita, some salad and a generous dollop of tahini for maximum satisfaction.

Tavlin

Six for $5. Bargain.

678 Glenhuntly Road
Caulfield VIC 3162

A1 Bakery

A Sydney Road staple founded in 1992.

643-645 Sydney Road
Brunswick VIC 3056

Oasis Bakery

Eat in, or take home.

9/993 North Road
Murrumbeena VIC 3163

Just Falafs

The food matches the quality of the pun.

207 St Georges Road
Fitzroy North VIC 3068

Téta Mona

Cheap, cheerful, delicious.

100A Lygon Street
Brunswick East VIC 3057
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