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Amsterdam Falafel Shop

Middle Eastern
642 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02215 642 Beacon Street, Boston Directions
Today 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM Closed All Hours

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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Middle Eastern, Sandwiches, French, Salad, Vegetarian
  • Hours
    Sun-Sat
    11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
  • Cuisine
    Middle Eastern, Sandwiches, French, Salad, Vegetarian
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
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Report | 2 years ago
Tasty falafels & impressive condiment bar. Inexpensive. Very nice counter staff.
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Report | 2 years ago
Excellent food and service. We used this for an overnight trip to Boston. I would love for one of these to open up closer to home!
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Report | 2 years ago
Really good, even for meat eaters like myself.
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Report | 2 years ago
If you are a vegetarian will be a good place to go. Me personally I wouldn't recommend it because I am a meat lover.
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Report | 2 years ago
Delicious!! Superb!!
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Report | 2 years ago
Fantastic falafel. You choose what goes in it not the server. I am big fan.
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Report | 2 years ago
Make sure to smash the falafel down to increase space for add ins. And use two sheets of tin foil so you can wrap up the leftovers.
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Report | 2 years ago
Lovely service, crispy fresh falafel, and a wide variety of delicious toppings; What more could you want?
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Report | 3 years ago
Jose the manager is extremely pleasant and even switched my order to the falafel bowl which wasn't on the menu when the Groupon was available. I've eaten here several times before and everything is good quality and fresh.
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Report | 3 years ago
Fresh & delicious
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From Our Editors

Amsterdam Falafelshop: A User’s Guide

Middle Eastern Cuisine | Do-It-Yourself Toppings | Vegetarian-Friendly

Sample Menu

  • Fried-to-order falafel—crunchy on the outside, moist on the inside—are tossed into toasted pitas or bowls
  • More than 20 toppings made from scratch daily, including Middle Eastern salads, hummus, and fried eggplant, and sauces such as tahini, garlic cream, and cilantro-jalapeño
  • Frieten, or Dutch-style fries, are thick cut but fried twice for extra crispiness

What to Expect: Crush your balls. That’s the primary guideline for diners, who take warm falafel from the staff and head over to the toppings bar. The hulking balls take up a lot of room, so flattening the falafel first is suggested so you can really load your pita or bowl with toppings. The DIY meal fits with the eatery’s Euro sensibilities, with off-kilter decor collected from the Netherlands and the Internet, and fast food that’s healthier than the average burger joint.

Inside Tips

  • Bowls are priced by weight, but falafel sandwiches are a fixed price. Opt for the latter if you’re expecting to have a hefty meal. You can even return to the toppings bar for extras as long as you use plastic cups.
  • An order of fries becomes a tasting experience when you dip them into fritesaus (Dutch-style mayo), creamy peanutsaus, and curry ketchup.
  • There are only 19 seats in this little shop, so be prepared to do takeout if you visit during the lunch rush or when Davis Square’s late-night denizens want a snack. (It’s open till midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.)
  • Have some leftover euros from your last vacation? Instead of ferreting them away in your Monopoly bank, use them to pay for your sandwich.

Rants and Raves

  • “Amsterdam Falafelshop has perfected the art of frying chickpeas and potatoes. … You have just eaten some of the best falafel outside the Middle East.” — Boston Globe
  • “One of the best restaurant bargains in Greater Boston boasts incredible French fries, mouth-watering sandwiches, and a toppings bar you’ve got to see to believe.” – Phantom Gourmet
  • It's been named one of the country’s hottest fast-casual chains by Zagat.

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