Happy 50th Anniversary, Mamoun’s!
That’s right, the Greenwich Village staple and oldest falafel restaurant in New York is turning 50 today!
Mamoun’s Falafel, also one of the first Middle Eastern establishments in the U.S., has been family owned and operated for five decades, with founder Mamoun Chater having emigrated from Damascus, Syria. Now, his sons Kinan, Nedal, Galal and Hussam all run the business.
The fast-casual restaurant serves deliciously authentic Middle Eastern bites like falafel and shawarma platters and sandwiches with all the fixings like hummus, pickled vegetables, and pita — all made from scratch with the freshest ingredients and imported spices. What started as a small sandwich shop has expanded widely since it first opened, and is even expanding with its 11th location this month (on the Upper West Side at 508 Columbus Ave).
In celebration of the big anniversary, all of Mamoun’s locations will be offering buy-one-get-one-for-75-cents falafel sandwiches all day long. 75 cents is what their now-iconic sandwich cost back in 1971 when it first opened in The Village! Plus, the first 50 guests at each location will enjoy a commemorative t-shirt.
They are also launching their online store so you can buy their mouthwatering hot sauce at home.
Get one through end of day today (5/11)!
featured image source: Courtesy Mamoun’s