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The Flying Falafel

1051 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1605
+1 415-964-1003
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“falafel” (32 reviews)
“pita pocket” (3 reviews)
“sandwich” (2 reviews)
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Fast food, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1051 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1605
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Squeezed in a standing-room only place in the spotty mid-Market area, Flying Falafel contains so much yumminess in such a small space. I got the pocket, which was wonderfully-overstuffed with falafel, cucumber, pickle pieces, carrot, potato/fries, tahini, parsely, etc, in a warm, thick pita pocket....More

Thank JDZatSF
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Best falafel we ever had! Very kind and friendly service :) nice music and outside seating! Don't look any further if you fancy falafel.

Thank 653anneliesv
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Had a spicy Falafel pouch ($8) and a platter of hummus ($7) for lunch, after enduring a 15 minute wait on the street as it doesn't have seating. Food is worth the wait unless it is raining or cold. Enormous portions with fresh ingredients.

Thank BethB75205
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

I ate the falafel pita and it was delicious. Fast service and low prices. Two guys were busy with cooling and it was fun to watch too.

Thank Mirakettu
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Best falafel I've had so far. And I ate a lot. Friendly staff. Good service. The taste is amazing. Only four chairs outside on the sidewalk.

Thank Maximilian K
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Both the service and the food provided a positive, satisfactory experience. This place is worth trying; if you're having a hard time choosing what to get, go with the falafel pocket.

1  Thank Andreea C
Reviewed 22 March 2017

It was good falafel but not the best I've had, plus it sucked there was no seating. This is to go food. Would I return? probably not unless I am near by but wouldnt make a trip just for this. I have also been to...More

Thank gsepulveda
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Picked up some pita with falafel whilst wandering along Market Street. It's more of a hole in the wall (and we only stopped as there was a queue and thought this must be a good indication). There were quite a few homeless people hanging around...More

Thank Sumsi2015
Reviewed 16 February 2017

The weather was cold and rainy, and there really wasn't anywhere comfortable to sit. So, like many others before us, we stood in the entryway and ate some of the best falafel we've ever had! To top it off, the baklava was so good that...More

Thank SuperTed19
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This place is actually one of my absolute favorite vegetarian places in the city. Also, this being SF, where else can you get a scrumptious, fairly healthy, incredibly filling, nutritious meal for $7? I've spent $15 on similar falafels at other places in the bay...More

Thank scorchintheglobe
South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated
vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs
and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to
find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter
for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able
to do more than just business - museums, top quality
restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call
this neighbourhood home. Most of its freeway-sized
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1051 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1605
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighbourhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-964-1003
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