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A Falafel Lover’s Guide to Bristol

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Locals love them, hungover students binge them, and vegans swear by them. Falafels are a staple in any Bristolian's diet, and with such an abundance of falafel eateries in the city, what better way to immerse yourself in the region's culture than to sample the local delicacy.Here at Culture Calling, we've compiled a list of the best falafel hotspots in Bristol. You're welcome.


Eat a Pitta

A favourite amongst locals, Eat a Pitta has grown tremendously since its small beginnings as a stall in St Nicolas Market’s glass arcade. If you want to see what I mean, just follow the inevitable queues that appear outside its stores every mealtime.

There are a variety of toppings and options, including a salad box (all the ingredients of a falafel pitta, without the bread) and simple falafel and hummus. With prices starting at just £3, why not give it a try?

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Eat a Pitta can be found at 67A Gloucester Rd, Bristol BS7 8AD


Falafel King

Shisha pipes, mosaic topped tables and Morroccan lamps are all a part of the package when you dine at Falafel King. From crispy-shelled falafels to the daily soup and frittata options, Falafel King is a great place to disappear to one lunch break.

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Falafel King can be found at 6 Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6LF


Biblos

A fusion of Middle Eastern and Carribean cuisine, Biblos offers an absolutely magical falafel experience. With three chains on Gloucester Road, Stokes Croft and St Werberghs, each café has its own feel that is tailored to its location. Try their famous falafel and halloumi flatbread wraps, that are packed to the brim with salads, pickles and homemade sauce. There’s something for everyone, trust us on this one.

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Biblos can be found at 62a Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3QU


Edna's Kitchen

Edna’s Kitchen is somewhat of a secret. Tucked away in Castle Park, Edna Yeffet’s falafel comes from a fusion of Pakistani–Israeli culinary culture, that has been carefully crafted for generations. The ingredients are fresh and spice is strong. Our only recommendation is that you try it yourself.

As well as falafel, Edna’s Kitchen also serves a range of Middle Eastern salads, including sabich, hummus and matubucha.

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Edna's Kitchen can be found in Castle Park, Wine St, Bristol BS1 3XD


Souk Kitchen

If Biblos is the know-how whippersnapper, then Souk Kitchen is its 'bougie', sophisticated older brother. With its vast array of Middle Eastern-meets-North African cuisine, Souk Kitchen brings an element of class to the simple falafel, which is served with a combination of hot and cold mezzes. Highlights include the Turkish beans and peppers, hummus and shakshuka.

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Souk Kitchen can be found at 277 North St, Bristol BS3 1JP

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