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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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Today
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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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Thank Kate K
Rockville, Maryland
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015

I got food for my train ride from Philly to DC. The food traveled well, which was good. the place is small and is cash only, though there is an ATM in side. Everything there is vegetarian or vegan, and is marked if vegan. They have various sandwich or platters to get and I got the falafel platter with the... More 

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Thank yogi126
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

If you are on the search, for the perfect falafel, then this is the place for you! Just a little ' hole in the wall' that does a big lunch business, so I recommend getting there before 11:45.

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Thank gizmosteve
Philadelphia
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Food is really good here. Definitely have the felafel. The eating area is very crowded and can get very loud.

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Thank large_red
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Always a line outside yet no one seems to mind… …and not to worry…. the line moves quickly. Mama’s is worth the wait! The vegetarian chalkboard menu teases…. until one gets to the counter to see the range of possibilities and combinations to create a salad, platter, or pita sandwich. The colors of the veggies are almost as tempting as... More 

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Bronx, New York
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63 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

if you like falafel, this is the place. they will give you a falafel ball to taste; you will certainly order a falafel sandwich on homemade pita or a platter. small place, not for long business meal or schmoozing.

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Thank BlackPlace
Baltimore, Maryland
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2015

I love this place- such excellent felafel and so inexpensive. It is certified kosher. I wish we had this restaurant in my home city.

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Thank jr2514
USA
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278 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2015

Mama's is a vegetarian Israeli based eatery that primarily serves pitas and salads. Not much room to sit-a small place, so carry-out may be needed in the planning. Everything absolutely fresh, well made, not greasy and falafel and eggplant especially good. They have white and whole wheat pita, always fresh, and a small self-serve salad bar with spicy peppers and... 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
Middle Eastern, Israeli, Fast food, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery
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?