Groningen has so much to offer. Not only culture, beautiful buildings, canals and parks. It also has a great food scene, even for the vegan people amongst us. 1 of our favourite streetfood snacks is falafel. Back in the day you could go to Maoz in Groningen, but unfortunately that chain has left our city quite a few years ago already. So, is it mission impossible to find good falafel in Groningen? Rest assured, it’s not! In this article we share the 3 falafel places we love going to.
Daan and Jesse started FLFL as a market stall in Groningen.
Several people recommended going to FLFL for their homemade falafel. Eventhough it was only available at the market, FLFL was well known for their splendid falafel. This year they jumped and opened a real FLFL location in Groningen: in the famous coffee street, De Oude Kijk in ‘t Jatstraat. They are still busy putting together the menu but they did start a trial run 2 weeks ago. Of course we couldn’t wait for the official opening, so we tried their falafel already. Did it taste ok? No… That’s not quite right. It tasted A-MAH-ZING! Prepared fresh, with lots of fresh herbs and spices, delicious humus and tahin, fermented mango and a delicious (a bit spicey) green dip. Visiting FLFL when in Groningen is something we would definately recommend when looking for a delicious lunch on a budget.
What about Fatoush in Groningen, have you ever been to this restaurant?
Fatoush is a Lebanese restaurant located on Damsterdiep (on the square), in walking distance from the city center. It’s the building with the bright blue facade, you can’t miss it. The owner is very hospitable and accommodating. And, Fatoush is vegan-friendly too. They serve a mean Fatoush salad, and lots of other vegan dishes. Plus falafel of course, a delicious homemade one.
Like to grab a falafel on the go?
Are you looking for a place to grab a falafel on the go? Then Rose des Sables, a North African grocery store, might just be the place for you to go to. It’s located in the Nieuwe Ebbingestraat 81. They also sell couscous and salads.
Where to go for the best falafel in Groningen?
That’s a good question, and very difficult to answer. Every country, every region, every cook has it’s own recipe. So, the only thing we can say is: “Just check it out and decide for yourself which one is your favourite!”
And, don’t forget to let us know!