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Mama's Vegetarian

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18 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3313
+1 215-751-0477
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 15:00
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Teaneck, New Jersey
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Seriously one of the best I've ever had outside of Israel. Restaurant was clean. Workers friendly and helpful. Price cannot be beat. YUM.

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Thank Debby0208
Philadelphia, USA
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Best falafel in town. The owner is in the kitchen every day making it all from scratch. From the pita to the salads. My favorite is the falafel sandwich on whole wheat a little spicy with sauerkraut. The fries are simple and a must have. If you need this place is kosher and parve.

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Thank PhilaWorldTraveler
Edison, New Jersey
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We've eaten here a few times and love the falafels here. They are always fresh and made to order as you like them. Service is always quick even when it looks croded which is always a plus. Pickled vegetables there are also great.

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Thank ppatel807
1 review
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Great food. Quick service. Not trying to be presumptuous. Cheapest kosher option in Philly. 5 stars!

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Thank Benjamin L
Pittsford, New York
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85 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Came across this place by accident while roaming the city and glad we did as we are always up for some fresh falafel. Now here is a disclaimer, of course not as good as in Israel, heck they are served right out of the fryer in Israel, but matched with Mama's homemade pita pockets and sides this was a very... More 

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Thank JoeKupe
Columbia, MO
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We popped in here for lunch after visiting the Mutter Musuem. The service was fast and the food delicious. The pitas were packed full of the best falafel, and chopped veggies. A large was reasonably priced and enough for two meals. You will not regret your purchase.

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Thank Sallyninepatch
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

The best falafel in Philly can be found at Mama's Vegetarian spot. During lunch time 12:00 - 2:00 pm the line is so long it is out side the door however the service is very fast and it is worth the wait. Everything is freshly prepared. It is a cash only bar but there is an ATM machine on site... More 

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Thank Empressbri
New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Very rude, unfriendly service. They have good food, but it doesn't worth the attitude you get with it. I will never patronize this establishment again.

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Thank starsail0r
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

If you are looking for an authentic vegetarian/Kosher place this is it. The hidden Gem in this place are the FRIES, They are just simply awesome. Super fresh ingredients and the falafel is the best in the City. You have to go here if your in the neighborhood. Staff is super friendly and on nice days you can sit out... More 

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Thank Phil A
Jerusalem, Israel
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Mama's offers a limited, but classically tasty and fun, cuisine niche: falafel, fried eggplant and fresh simple chopped salads in/with pita bread. The prices are very reasonable and the service, though brusque and vigorous, is prompt and effective. And once you've ordered, you can remain for as long as you like in this well-located Center City eatery.

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Thank Joseph G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Fast food, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 18:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3313
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-751-0477

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?