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7 Favorite Falafel Sandwiches


150 Fulton St
Meticulously rolled thin pita, superb spicing, crunchy pickled veggies ($4).

Azuri Cafe
465 W. 51st St.
A swipe of hummus, artful splashes of zhug and amba, and a distinctive, pillowy pita ($4).

Kwik Meal #1
Sixth Ave. at 45th St., SW corner
Bangladesh-born, Russian Tea Room–trained street vendor griddles his bread to deliciously greasy effect ($3.50).

Olympic Pita
1419 Coney Island Ave., Brooklyn
Crisp, kosher, and coddled inside sturdy lafah bread; includes unlimited salad-bar fixings ($3.99).

Sixth Ave. at 46th St., SW corner
Heavy on the pepper-flecked hot sauce, uncommonly ripe tomatoes, and a thickish pita that holds it all together ($4).

Rainbow Falafel & Shawarma
26 E. 17th St. (212-691-8641)
Thinnish whole-wheat pita isn’t the sturdiest, but the herb-tinged falafel and fresh fixings draw lunchtime throngs ($3).

119 Macdougal St
The basic formula—super-fresh falafel, lettuce, tomato, and tahini—since 1971 ($2).


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