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Al's Gourmet Falafel and Fries

151 Rainbow Rd | 200M From the Ganges Marina, Ganges, British Columbia V8K 2M3, Canada
+1 250-538-7573
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good12%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“falafel” (25 reviews)
“poutine” (9 reviews)
“fries” (7 reviews)
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Street Food, Middle Eastern, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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LOCATION
151 Rainbow Rd | 200M From the Ganges Marina, Ganges, British Columbia V8K 2M3, Canada
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Been a customer and used a punch card when buying falafel pitas or southwest chicken pitas. When I go to turn in the card after BUYING 10, I was challenged by Al. He did not believe I had bought 10 of his more expensive products....More

Thank Jim H
Alex L, Owner at Al's Gourmet Falafel and Fries, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Hi Jim, Thank you for your review; your satisfaction is important to us all. I am sorry to have to read it here that you were upset by our interaction the other day and felt like I challenged your integrity. I feel terrible about this...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017

we visited the Falafel stand. the service was good and friendly. but the selection was rather poor and everything we tasted was not the best or something we can recommend. the only real good dish with the Falafel. but then who will come all the...More

1  Thank alerda
Alex L, Owner at Al's Gourmet Falafel and Fries, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for your review of our falafel stand. We are happy that you enjoyed our friendly customer service and that the falafel was good - that means a lot to us considering it is our specialty! I am surprised to hear that you didn't...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

This foodie trailer was located across from the schools on Rainbow Rd, so unless you want to deal with long line ups of kids, avoid the lunch hour rush. As it was, there was a bit of a wait, as they had to cook the...More

Thank Bruce W
Alex L, Owner at Al's Gourmet Falafel and Fries, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for your review of our food cart. I am happy to hear that you liked the falafel and yes, we are popular and sometimes there is a bit of a lineup. We always cook our falafel fresh to order. This process takes 5...More

Reviewed 26 September 2017

Tried to go to the Salt Spring Public Market but they don't allow dogs and had no doggy day care. Stopped and bought a falafel pita with deep fried cauliflower and it was excellent. Will go looking for this place next time we are over...More

Thank JER58
Alex L, Owner at Al's Gourmet Falafel and Fries, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Sorry to hear you couldn't enjoy our falafel with your furry friend! Just so you know, we are open Monday to Friday at 151 Rainbow road, just a couple of blocks from the market... and dogs are most welcome! Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 1 September 2017

What a wonderful little spot, about 2 blocks off the main road on rainbow....always busy and you will know why, food is delicious, well made and fresh....enjoy this little wonder in SSI

Thank eichs
Alex L, Owner at Al's Gourmet Falafel and Fries, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you for your generous review. It makes us so happy to hear that you have enjoyed your experience and want to refer others. Please come again.

Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

The falafels are so delicious! Fries are so good! The sauces are all homemade and the service was outstanding!! Definitely recommend!!

2  Thank Cindy M
Alex L, Owner at Al's Gourmet Falafel and Fries, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

Thank you for your awesome review. Your appreciation makes it all worthwhile! And my employees are thrilled to hear that their hard work is recognized. Thank you.

Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

I have never met a kinder serving team then the two lovely girls working at Al's. The food was nice but it really is the staff that made this 5 star for me and my family. I would recommend this place to everyone visiting Salt...More

Thank twistedfoodlover
Alex L, Owner at Al's Gourmet Falafel and Fries, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Thank you! I am so impressed by those two women as well. I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience and hope to serve you again soon.

Reviewed 27 May 2017

A food van that has a range of simple tasty snacks, nothing too fancy, but all made with care and tasty. Stop in and see what is on offer. There are some spots to sit and friendly staff or other customers to chat to. A...More

Thank Drew H
Alex L, Owner at Al's Gourmet Falafel and Fries, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you Drew for the 5-star review of our food cart! I love that you said tasty twice and that my lovely staff were able to give you that happy Salt Spring experience. Thanks for encouraging others to come visit us! Happy travels!

Reviewed 30 March 2017

Al was awesome answering all my questions. His fries are delicious, and the food is yummy! Wonderful for a quick lunch!

Thank matgor
Alex L, Owner at Al's Gourmet Falafel and Fries, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Thank you, it is a pleasure. You are awesome!

Reviewed 3 March 2017

So much love goes into the incredible dishes at Al's. The poutine really is something special and shouldn't be missed! Falafel is so yummy and made with a fresh mix of herbs and beans. I doubt most restaurants are making food from scratch like this,...More

Thank Crystal L
Alex L, Owner at Al's Gourmet Falafel and Fries, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Hi Crystal, Thank you so much for enjoying our food and sharing your positive review. We do indeed work tirelessly to serve the freshest and tastiest food and we love to hear that our customers are happy and recommend us to their community. Indeed, all...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 10
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 Rainbow Rd | 200M From the Ganges Marina, Ganges, British Columbia V8K 2M3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Salt Spring Island  >  Ganges
  • Phone Number: +1 250-538-7573
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Description
OPEN MONDAY NOVEMBER 13, 2017. Al's Gourmet Falafel and Fries is Salt Spring's original mobile food cart since 2011. Al's is famous for their fresh homemade falafel, tender chicken kebabs, garlicky tahini sauce and marinated eggplant. As well, their fresh cut potatoes and yam fries are the best on Salt Spring and their Real Quebecois Poutine with homemade mushroom gravy is amazing! With generous portions and service with a smile it is clear to see why the Salt Spring locals love our food. We hope you will too!
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