From food trucks to restaurants, you can find falafel all over the United States. But its story didn’t start here. Originating in Egypt, falafel was first made with fava beans to serve as substitute for meat during Lent, and it is considered the national dish of many Middle Eastern countries, including Egypt, Palestine, and Israel. Israelis brought falafel to Europe and the United States in the early 1970’s, and today, falafel typically consists of chickpeas and is served virtually anywhere, including on our own Green Tidings food truck!
Our falafel is house-made, featuring dry garbanzo beans as the base and chickpea flour as the binder. Our mixture is spiced with fresh coriander, cumin seeds, and cayenne pepper for a bold flavor. For a bright green color and a refreshing taste, we add fresh cilantro and roasted garlic puree to the mix. We fry the falafel balls until they become dark brown and crispy on the outside. We serve our dish with pita bread; a refreshing chopped tomato,olive feta salad, featuring Manzanilla olives stuffed with pimento and Kalamata olives; and hummus. There are also two sauces available: a roasted red pepper aioli and a refreshing cucumber dill yogurt to add new layers of flavor.
Our falafel is both gluten free and vegetarian/vegan friendly!