Hands are nature's silverware—evidenced by early man's serrated pointer finger and forked thumb. Get back to your ancestral roots in sophisticated, hand-fed fashion with today's deal: for $5, you get $10 worth of falafels, sips, and sides at Falafel Factory. Pile up on portions of packed pita pockets at the speedy, eco-friendly eatery located at 32 S. 18th Street in Center City.
In a shocking twist, the restaurant's namesake dish features heavily on its menu. In an even more shocking twist, the falafel is prepared five different ways—by Baron Von Sinister, the archenemy you long thought dead (see issue 289, 'nuff said). The versatile chickpea compound goes Greek with feta, tomatoes, onions, and cucumbers or rocks it BBQ-style with sliced onions, pickles, and BBQ sauce. Other options include Caesar, Hawaiian, and traditional for purists. All sandwiches are $5.99. Add a side of veggie dip, fries, or hummus ($1.89 each) or make it a combo (sandwich, drink, side) for $7.98.
Chickpeas are the superhero of the legume world, fighting increased levels of blood glucose and pumping out ambitious doses of magnesium, foliate, and protein. Chickpeas also require eight times less fossil-fuel energy—conserving water and protecting endangered species in turn. Falafel Factory is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.
- Their traditional falafel, featuring hummus, cukes, tomatoes, cabbage and a garlicky sauce, definitely got the job done, but it’s FF’s more irreverent varieties that will like [sic] catch the most attention. – Drew Lazor, Citypaper
- Falafel Factory has a few interesting versions of the often typical falafel sandwich. I had the 'Greek' which was really good and next time I want to try the 'Hawaiian'. – Stephen S., Yelp