Mitch Aldawarsi brings Real Falafel to Adelaide

Real Falafel - Adelaide Central Market (22a Gouger St, Adelaide SA 5000)

Mitch Aldawarsi fled Saudi Arabia to seek freedom and acceptance in Australia 5 years ago. He quickly noticed a gap in the Adelaide market for Australians to try authentic, real Middle Eastern falafel. In the Middle East, falafel bars are on every street corner, and Mitch wanted to bring that taste and feel to Adelaide.

Mitch Aldawarsi at his Adelaide Central Market shop

If you’ve tried some of Mitch’s falafel then you already know it’s the best falafel in Adelaide. Real Falafel’s menu is 100% vegetarian and mostly vegan too and includes colourful falafel bowls filled with the tastiest hummus I’ve ever had, crispy falafel, eggplant, fresh salsa, pickles, and even topped with hand cut potato chips. If a bowl isn’t your style, grab a fluffy pita pocket filled to the brim with fresh ingredients or some haloumi or sweet potato fries!

Falafel bowl ($12)

Falafel pita pocket ($10)

Mitch and his team at Real Falafel will always welcome you with a huge smile on their faces and the best service - they’re guaranteed to make you want to go back time and time again.

Mitch says his colourful falafel meals are more than just chickpeas and herbs - the array of vibrant ingredients used and his rainbow painted market stall are a representation of diversity in the community and a celebration of all people, no matter their sexuality.

“My dream was to open up a traditional falafel bar in Adelaide because absolutely no one was doing it the proper way - and I wanted to create something that represented my home whilst also symbolising inclusivity and awareness about the gay community.”

Falafel bowl ($12) and fresh watermelon & mint juice ($5-$7)

Real Falafel is located in the Adelaide Central Market Arcade and are open 10am-3pm on Monday, 8:45am-5pm Tuesday-Thursday, 8am-9pm on Friday, and 8:45am-5pm on Saturday. They also have a permanent pop-up stall at the Plant 4 Bowden markets, every Wednesday 4pm-9pm, Friday 5pm-9pm and Saturday 9am-2pm.

  Real Falafal Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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