A great falafel salad is a fine science.
The falafel should never be too crispy or garlicky, the salad that complements it MUST contain hummus, while the contents of that salad have to be carefully chosen to work alongside the distinct flavour and texture.
In short, there’s a lot going on in the perfect falafel concoction – and these six spots have it nailed.
1. The Fumbally
These guys have been serving up falafel salads since way before it was a thing. We love their selection of daily salads for that come with, and you’ll be stuffed for a solid €7.
A new contender in the falafel stakes, this is a firm fave amongst the Lovin Dublin team, located just around the corner from HQ.
Choose from their three daily salads and inhale your falafel served with yoghurt dressing of the day, choice of hummus and flatbread for €9.
3. Sprout & Co
For a reasonable €8.25 you get a whopper salad with two enormous falafels topped with pickle, hummus and beetroot hummus and slaw. You could make lunch and dinner out of this, to be fair.
4. Staple Foods
Vegan baked falafel with roast red peppers, dairy-free slaw, hummus, citrus dressing and misled fresh leaves. Need we say more?
€8 at their Grattan St restaurant.
Another new contender, Industry’s veggies are amazing (we love the sweet potato wedges and buckwheat salads) and now you can add a bit of falafel on top for instant happiness – €9.
6. Umi Falafel
You thought we were going to leave this out, didn't you?
Fresh falafel is Umi’s speciality. Four pieces topped on red and white cabbage with garlic mayo and tomato and coriander salsa – plus salads – for €5.50.