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Falafel Restaurant and Middle Eastern Restaurant$$$$
The Loop, Chicago
  • The experts at Crain's Chicago Business and Serious Eats recommend this place
    • Crain's Chicago Business
    • Serious Eats
  • Madhav S.
    "Love the laffa and the fries"(3 Tips)
    Scott W.
    "Their spicy falafel - when they have it - is maximally delicious."(3 Tips)
    Suzanne G.
    "The chicken shawarma box is so good!"(3 Tips)
    Louis S.
    "Don't forget to try the crispy fries with Merkts Cheddar!"(2 Tips)
32 Tips and reviews
  • french fries
  • laffa
  • shawarma
  • falafel
  • fries with merkt
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  • Frank P.
    By far the best of the shawarma spots in the Loop.
  • Jillian B.
    Jillian BurnickasNovember 17, 2015
    The spicy falafel is awesome.
  • Eric M.
    Eric MetelkaAugust 6, 2014
    Spicy falafel on Fridays. Make sure you go early to avoid lines and sell-outs.
  • Scott W.
    Scott WilliamsMarch 26, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Their spicy falafel - when they have it - is maximally delicious.
  • Adam R.
    Adam RoweOctober 5, 2013
    You only need a half bag of fries #bigportions
  • Lexi K.
    Lexi KellyMay 1, 2013
    waiting in line will take up half your lunch break. try the falafel place around the corner. yummy, and you're eating in about 5 minutes!
  • Gloria C.
    Gloria ChinJanuary 16, 2013
    award winning fries!
  • James D.
    James DunsurfinAugust 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't order fries without cheese. Hot sauce on the falafel is particularly good.
  • Carlton S.
    Carlton SmithJune 15, 2012
    Get the steak box with rice!
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BFebruary 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Giggle when you look up and see Ball Sac.
  • Suzanne G.
    Suzanne GabbidonFebruary 24, 2012
    The chicken shawarma box is so good!
  • John
    JohnJanuary 20, 2012
    Always have good music or my favorite movie is pretty dam good too
  • Megan M.
    Megan MJanuary 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best fries in the city!
  • Abi W.
    Abi WorthingtonOctober 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Chicken Box on rice, awesome.
  • Jonathan S.
    Jonathan SuchlandOctober 25, 2011
    Stop in before 11:45 or after 1:30 to avoid a long line
  • Madhav S.
    Madhav SrikantiOctober 22, 2011
    Love the laffa and the fries
  • Tim C.
    Tim ChurchmackOctober 19, 2011
    Hot sauce is a must and try the fries with cheddar! Perfect lunch spot!
  • Aimee G.
    Aimee GoudasOctober 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best fries of my entire life!
  • Aimee G.
    Aimee GoudasOctober 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best fries of my entire life. For serious. Only way they could be better is to offer a "bar" where you can pick toppings.
  • Shane
    ShaneOctober 6, 2011
    Box of anything + = 
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsSeptember 26, 2011
    Fries with Merkt's Cheddar: Larger fries are crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and the smaller ones have a crunchiness like potato chips. Try Merkt's Cheddar on the side - fried potato heaven Read more
  • @jayelarex
    @jayelarexSeptember 6, 2011
    The fries are a bit much but the pitas in Yehuda box are great.
  • Louis S.
    Louis SAugust 30, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The chicken shawarma is amazing. Don't forget to try the crispy fries with Merkts Cheddar!
  • Amy K.
    Amy KeenanAugust 8, 2011
    Order the falafel box with everything! Read more
  • Chris H.
    Chris HeuerJuly 21, 2011
    Try the Yehuda sampler, a set of mini pitas. Meat, chicken and fallafel. All delicious!
  • Becca E.
    Becca ElleJuly 1, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Come hungry and order the 1 lb bag of fries with the cheddar cheese.
  • Nathan H.
    Nathan HaselhorstDecember 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    I love the falaffel laffa. Make sure you have your appetite ready.
  • Aaron S.
    Aaron SamuelsAugust 20, 2010
    Some of the BEST fries in the city! Pick up a pound of 'em!
  • Julie J
    Julie JAugust 9, 2010
    The laffa bread pudding and the cheese fries supplement your meal well.
  • Tim G.
    Tim GraceJuly 20, 2010
    The Flight is the must have here, as are the fries. Get here early, though, as the word is out on this place for lunch
  • Crain's Chicago Business
    Turmeric-yellow chicken shawarma manages a tasty balance between juicy meat and crispy bits. Read more
  • christopher m.
    christopher madsenApril 29, 2010
    First time? Try the flight. Do not miss the Cheddar fries!!!
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