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Mama's Vegetarian

18 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3313
+1 215-751-0477
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“falafel” (45 reviews)
“pickle bar” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Fast food, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher
18 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3313
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Reviewed 3 days ago

They are cash only. The food is good, but not authentic. For $8 you can get a good pita full of reasonable food. Average at best. I thought the long line was for something better than what is delivered.

Thank Charles4564
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The menu is simple and the food was fresh. A lot of food for a good value. We ordered the Samantha’s Platter to share with an extra pita, it was perfect.

Thank MLeeReviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the absolutely best vegetarian falafel shop in the whole city. People travel near and far to chow down on Mama's pita sandwiches. I eat there frequently. The falafel recipe is consistently good and the staff is friendly. You also have a small salad...More

Thank agentbey
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Glad there's a place to grab a tasty kosher meal local to where we were staying. It's not fancy, food is served on plastic plates but everything was fresh and tasty. Limited seating and it does get crowded. Would go back.

Thank Ross C
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

The made to order food is hot and fresh. Limited but ample menu focuses on do a few things and do them right. Parking is a pain (we are in Phila), but is available near by. Limited size and rustic dinning area is easily overlooked...More

Thank Alan L
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This is a kosher shop that has a VERY limited menu but whatever we tasted was delicious. The fallafel balls are almost creamy on the inside and the fries are great. The line was the length of the store (not that big a store) but...More

Thank eviezev
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Great location and great food at a very reasonable price. Be advised that it gets very busy and you can wait to be served. I would call to see if there is a long line.

Thank jack2act
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Mama's Vegetarian is an vegetarian restaurant situated at the down town of Philadelphia city. Mama's Falafel Sandwich and Platter are two main dishes supplied in this hotel. Tehran, tomato, cucumber,cabbage etc vegetables are supplied. Fried eggplant, hard boiled eggs are also served. Deep fried soy...More

Thank balasubramanian16847
Reviewed 17 May 2017

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

Thank Debby0208
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....More

Thank PhilaWorldTraveler
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
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Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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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