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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 - 15:00
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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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Pittsford, New York
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66 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

A very popular place for locals, serving a good variety of dishes. Food moves so fast that if one is late, one could end up with limited choice. So, plan ahead if one would like to explore the full menu.

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Thank Raja R
Far Rockaway, New York
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68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

As a hopeless foodie, it's hard for me to write a bad review on a place that served really good food. BUT the customer service was so rude and unbelievably horrid that I'm forced to write about. The first woe started with the fact we came with 3 little children. We ordered the platter and figured it would be good... More 

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Thank arid2923
Marlton, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This place is small but that's the secret, it's delicious , BEST EVER PITA , amazing falafel you will ever eat, just like your in Israel again...you will NOT be disappointed ...make sure when u leave you buy some delicious pita to take home, put in your freezer and warm it in microwave for just 20 seconds ... Amazing !!!!

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Thank Jcat05
Blacksburg, Virginia
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Came at lunch time on a week day....the line was out the door, and stayed that way through our 40 min in the restaurant. Very efficient operation and you watch them make your sandwich in front of you-4 to 5 people working on sandwiches in parallel, which means that your falafel have only been out of the frier for a... More 

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