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The 15 Best Falafel Spots Near Cleveland

Updated: July 27, 2022

Who knew chickpeas and fava beans could come together to form something as tasty as falafel? Well these Cleveland spots clearly did. We aggregated information from top review sites, blogs and publications for the best Cleveland spots for this Middle eastern snack. Rest assured that any venue on this list will deliver the tastiest falafel pita, freshest fattoush salads and tastiest hummus in town.

Find the perfect Falafel spot

Taza A Lebanese Grill

Middle Eastern, $$, ClevelandMiddle Eastern, $$Cleveland, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
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    Your guide to the 3 most popular spots in downtown Cleveland

    Hoodline, 2019

Cedarland Mediterranean Cuisine

Mediterranean, $$, ClevelandMediterranean, $$Cleveland, Clark Fulton
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019

Maha's Falafil

Middle Eastern, ClevelandMiddle EasternCleveland, Ohio City - West Side
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Cleveland's 3 best spots for cheap falafel

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019

Frank's Falafel House

Middle Eastern, $, ClevelandMiddle Eastern, $Cleveland, Detroit Shoreway
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Cleveland's 3 best spots for cheap falafel

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019

Cassa Kitchen & Catering

Mediterranean, $$, ClevelandMediterranean, $$Cleveland, Central
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

Sittoo's Pita & Salads

Middle Eastern, $$, ClevelandMiddle Eastern, $$Cleveland, University District
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Boaz Cafe

Middle Eastern, $, ClevelandMiddle Eastern, $Cleveland, Ohio City - West Side
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Rebol

American, $$, ClevelandAmerican, $$Cleveland, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Dolce Wraps

Mediterranean, $, ClevelandMediterranean, $Cleveland
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Algebra Tea House

Mediterranean, $, ClevelandMediterranean, $Cleveland, University District
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

Falafel Cafe Middle Eastern Cuisine

Middle Eastern, $, ClevelandMiddle Eastern, $Cleveland, University District
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.5

Omar Grill

Middle Eastern, $$, ClevelandMiddle Eastern, $$Cleveland, Downtown
Google: 3.8
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Jana's Mediterranean Deli

Mediterranean, $$, LakewoodMediterranean, $$Lakewood
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Brassica

Mediterranean, $$, Shaker HeightsMediterranean, $$Shaker Heights, Mercer
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Zhug

Mediterranean, Cleveland HeightsMediterraneanCleveland Heights
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

How did we curate these results?

Finding the right spot to satisfy your Falafel craving shouldn't be a full-time job. We analyzed 5547 Cleveland restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 Cleveland restaurant reviews, and 209 lists and articles – looking closely at what Hoodline had to say – and applied our boam magic. These top contenders have appeared in Hoodline - Explore the 3 top spots in Cleveland's Clark Fulton neighborhood, Hoodline - Your guide to the 3 most popular spots in downtown Cleveland and Hoodline - 5 top options for low-priced Middle Eastern eats in Cleveland. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. These ten options are sure to delight.

Common questions

Cedarland Mediterranean Cuisine, Taza A Lebanese Grill, and Cassa Kitchen & Catering are the highest-rated late-night spots for falafel in Cleveland.

Taza A Lebanese Grill, Cassa Kitchen & Catering, and Sittoo's Pita & Salads are the highest-rated spots for falafel delivery in Cleveland.

Cedarland Mediterranean Cuisine, Taza A Lebanese Grill, and Boaz Cafe are the highest-rated falafel spots that are good for groups in Cleveland.

Cedarland Mediterranean Cuisine, Taza A Lebanese Grill, and Cassa Kitchen & Catering are the highest-rated falafel spots for dinner in Cleveland.

Cedarland Mediterranean Cuisine, Taza A Lebanese Grill, and Cassa Kitchen & Catering have outdoor seating and falafel in Cleveland.

Drink pairing tips for Falafel

  • The perfect complement to falafel


    Experts recommend pairing a falafel with a glass of Rosé, a popular pink wine.

  • Pair falafel with Chardonnay

    For an elevated experience, pair your falafel with Chardonnay. This combination works particularly well because this white wine enhances flavour.


  • Sauvignon Blanc with your falafel

    If your food palns include Falafel, then you should consider helping it along with some white wine. We find that a Sauvignon Blanc, with its hits of tropical, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

Interesting facts about Falafel

  • Since the medieval period

    The falafel was only thought up in medieval period! We wonder what people ever did without some good falafel in their lives...

  • Celebrating Falafel

    Perhaps you want to try something new out, have you considered a South Bay Falafel Festival? Give it some thought. Every year in Torrance, California, thousands of people attend the festival, adding to the appeal of the already charming city.

  • 24 pounds of falafel ball

    a circumference of over a metre is the record for the biggest falafel ball. We hope people were hungry!

Parking information

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