There are not too many companies in Ireland capable of producing a high quality Falafel meal. After 10 years of operating markets and corporate catering events in Ireland, we can safely say that Ali Allaw and his family have it down to a tee.
Falafel is a deep-fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas, fava beans, or both and is a common dish eaten throughout the Middle East. The fritters are now found around the world as a replacement for meat and as a form of street food.
Falafel is commonly served in a pita, which acts as a pocket, or wrapped in a flatbread known as lafa; “falafel” also frequently refers to a wrapped sandwich that is prepared in this way. The falafel balls are topped with salads, pickled vegetables, hot sauce, and drizzled with tahini-based sauces.
Falafel balls may also be eaten alone as a snack or served as part of a meze (appetizers)
Ali’s Falafels can be found at LUAS Stillorgan, Waterways Ireland Visitor Centre, Spencer Dock, Mespil Road, Merrion Square, Sandyford and Grand Canal (Percy Place) every week.