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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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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 15:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Horrible customer service. Came in without food for an employee. But wanted to get vegetarian for myself but told to leave. Wasn't like I was getting a table I was ordering to take out. Will never patronize this establishment again.

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Thank Anthony T
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Falafel sandwich is the best, if you are near this area you got try this great food. The line was long but it was moving quickly. The falafel sandwich was big and tast and the eggplant slices too.

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Thank B M
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

very filling,tasty food. totally vegetarian. not at all overpriced. I wish the plates could have been a little bigger and better......but yummy food.

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Thank jallur
Chicago, Illinois
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Mama's Vegetarian is obviously vegetarian, which is handy for those vegetarians who have trouble finding things to eat at most restaurants. It's all Middle Eastern food, which is usually easy to find vegetarian options in, but this is a really great selection. The falafel is flavorful and perfectly textured, great with their lettuce and tomatoes or a grape leaf roll.... More 

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Thank Sheridan S
Far Rockaway, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

I've been visiting Philadelphia for decades and it is like kryptonite to kosher restaurants. Most places are either not worth going to or if they are for some reason they close down after a few years. This place has been going strong for a while no. The food is fresh, good and cheap. Not a huge variety on the menu... More 

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Thank ER3297
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

The best felafel in Philadelphia. Made while you wait so are hot and crisp on the outside and correctly soft on the inside. All of the expected garnishes were available in addition to hummus and techina. Also had great latkes and eggplant. The portions and price were less than typical for a Center City eatery. Even if you are not... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

I thought I had found some of the best falafal elsewhere in Philadelphia, and boy was I wrong. If you're vegetarian, or simply love falafal, this place is heaven. I completely understand why there was a line out the door when I went here, it's worth the wait! I got one of the lunch platters that had eggplant and falafal... More 

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Thank Jake S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

I bought the falafel platter. It ha 8 falafels, trot and cucumber ,cabbage, tahini, hummus, spicy sauce. Freshly made pita and an extra slice of fried eggplant. All for $10.50 I couldn't even finish my Plate the food was so good for a great price

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Thank Sara T
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

Get there before there, 11:30 a.m and there will be no wait... The food is very good. They give you free food to much on if you have to wait. I highly recommend them.

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Thank NeetNeetN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

I come here every couple weeks for lunch and the food never disappoints. It's one of my favorite lunch places around and you can't beat the quality and price. Definitely my favorite falafel in Philly. And the service is quick and friendly. Love!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Fast food, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegan Options, Kosher, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?