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Freddy is Still the King of Falafel (And His Kofta isn’t Bad Either)

Even though I live in Queens and multiple people have raved about Freddy’s to me, I never went. Why? Because it takes two subways for me to get there. Now that I work in Midtown, I can just walk over and boom.

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Your First Look at the King of Falafel & Shawarma Express

King of Falafel in Midtown!

If any of you have had the fortunate opportunity to eat Astoria’s King of Falafel, you understand what caused this massive line yesterday. I stopped by around 2:30 to see how Freddy was doing and the story behind the cart moving to 53rd and Park. I also wanted to score some falafel, of course!

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At Lunch Now: Falafel King Has a King Sized Line

Photo courtesy of @ronwechsler

In what should be a surprise to nobody, the line for King of Falafel & Shawarma Express’ first day in Midtown has been a long one. The good news is, Freddy himself is there and serving up shawarma (in addition to his award winning falafel). The bad news? Two of his guys didn’t show up for work, and Freddy admitted he wasn’t ready for the onslaught. (Nobody ever is!) As of 1pm, the wait was a little over 40 minutes. Did you brave the opening day lines? Let us know what you thought in the comments.

Breaking News: Freddy the Falafel King of Astoria is Coming to Midtown


We don’t normally post anything on the weekends, but this news is so big we just couldn’t wait on it… Remember when we told you a few weeks back that Vendy Award Winner Freddy (aka the King of Falafel) would be bringing the food that Astoria residents rave about to Manhattan with the launch of his second cart. He was just hush hush on the exact date and location. Well, the time has finally come and it turns out all our campaigning paid off! Instead of testing the waters in the FiDi or Soho, the “King of Falafel & Shawarma Express” is coming straight to us in Midtown. He plans to set up the cart starting tomorrow (Monday) on 53rd and Park. He’ll only be serving falafel to start off with, but based on the menu he posted to his new Facebook page, the cart will be offering his delicious shawarma soon enough.  Let’s get out there with a warm welcome and show him he made the right decision by choosing Midtown lunchers as his royal subjects.

Of course first days in Midtown can always be a crapshoot, so you’ll probably want to check his twitter or the ML Twitter Tracker before heading out.

UPDATE: Scratch that part about only falafel… it looks Freddy brought the shawarma today! Check out the menu after the jump.

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Our Campaign to Lure the King of Falafel to Midtown Begins Today

2010 Vendy Award Winner Freddy the King of Falafel has reigned over Astoria for years now, but he recently announced on Twitter that he would be constructing a second cart to bring to Manhattan. He posted an updated photo of the cart on Facebook last night, but is reluctant to reveal exactly where he plans on parking this new cart – not even to fellow Vendy Award winner Thomas DeGeest from Wafels & Dinges. If the King of Falafel won’t even tell the King of Waffles, we’re not particularly hopeful he’s going to tell us… so rather than sit back and wait for him to make the big announcement about where he’s going to end up we’ve decided to harass the shit out of bring the decision to him! If you want Freddie in Midtown as much as we do, head over to Facebook, and tell him so.