2008 Readers’ Poll: Best Falafel

It’s time for the 2nd Annual Midtown Lunch Readers’ Poll. Between now and the end of the year I’ll be asking all of you to decide on the best Midtown Lunches in a whole range of categories. You can only vote once per category (so choose wisely), and official results will be posted after the new year.

In a lot of ways the falafel is what launched Midtown Lunch. Two and half years ago “Falafel Week” is what got Midtown Lunch noticed (and made fun of) by Gawker, and for that reason many of you are here. There is no shortage of good, authentic, and even strange falafel in Midtown- as evidenced by the list of nominees for Best Falafel in Midtown:

Vote for your favorite, after the jump.

See the 2008 Readers’ Poll Categories posted so far


  • What about Marrakesh (235 E. 53rd Street, bet. 2nd Ave & 3rd Ave)?

    It hasn’t been reviewed here, but’s it on the same block as Hawaiian Island Grill, has lots of options under $10, and is possibly a contender for best midtown falafel.

  • It ain’t Midtown, but with your recent inclusion of a Downtown Lunch subsidiary, I nominate Alfanoose (8 Maiden Ln.) as best falafel in New York (or perhaps the Western Hemisphere).

  • Eightball – Marrakesh has very good falafel – agreed.

  • B&O by a long shot.

  • olympic pita – order your falafel in a laffa and so chewy (the laffa – not the contents) it lasts for at least 20 mins.

  • Elyssa on ninth ave and 48th is by far the best freshest falafal in midtown.

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