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Al's Gourmet Falafel and Fries

151 Rainbow Road, British Columbia V8K 2M3, Canada
+1 250-538-7573
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Price range: $4 - $10
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Canadian
Description: Al's Gourmet Falafel and Fries is a mobile food cart based on Salt Spring Island, BC open every Saturday in Centennial Park in the heart of Ganges, as well as Monday to Friday at 151 Rainbow Road, 11am - 3pm. Al's is famous for their fresh, home made and cooked to order falafels (pita or salad) with tahini sauce and marinated eggplant and fresh cut potato or yam fries. With generous portions and service with a smile it is clear to see why the Salt Spring locals love this place and come year round for their dose of deliciousness.See you there! Mention you read this here and get a dollar off your purchase ;)Al
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Description: Al's Gourmet Falafel and Fries is a mobile food cart based on Salt Spring Island, BC open every Saturday in Centennial Park in the heart of Ganges, as well as Monday to Friday at 151 Rainbow Road, 11am - 3pm. Al's is famous for their fresh, home made and cooked to order falafels (pita or salad) with tahini sauce and marinated eggplant and fresh cut potato or yam fries. With generous portions and service with a smile it is clear to see why the Salt Spring locals love this place and come year round for their dose of deliciousness.See you there! Mention you read this here and get a dollar off your purchase ;)Al
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English first
Phoenix, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Looked for something to eat at the Salt Spring Island Fall Fair yesterday. Saw Al's, stand out, trailer and read the menu. Ordered the Poutine. If you've never had Poutine (Chips or if you're from the States French fries) you need to taste an excellent example of this simple dish. It's fun food and it's Al Fresco at Al's.

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Salt Spring Island, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you see his funky food car in Ganges, you definitely have to stop and get yourself Al's Gourmet Falafel. It was so good and filling. It is truly a gourmet falafel.

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Salt Spring Island, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I have found that Al's cat makes the best falafels. Slightly pricey for cart food. Should offer discount on a combo.

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Salt Spring Island, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Excellent falafels in a pita or on a salad.If you are at the Sat. Market on Salt Spring be sure to find the sweet red Gypsy Caravan selling delicious falafels , fries & poutine.

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

This is a great stand to have a filling snack while at the Saturday Market! not too spicy. I love the little condiments that are served with the falafel!!

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

My husband and I both ordered the veggie pita wrap and loved them (and my husband is usually a meat lover so that says alot)! Al was away but the lady working still gave us the $1 discount after I mentioned I saw that on trip advisor beforehand. She was really friendly and took out the ingredients we didn't want... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

The flavors are okay. The falafel is nothing special. I like falafel and Al's does not stand out among what I've had. Portion sizes are more of what I would expect at a tasting event. Hummus was the same. It was okay and the portion size was small. He does do something wonderful with eggplant. Al seems to get plenty... More

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Salt Spring Island, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

This food cart is a little tucked out of the way but worth a short walk/drive up the road to get a delicious lunch. He has falafel wraps, falafel with salad, fries, yam fries and chipotle mayo (I think that's it). We work in town so have tried every lunch place there is and the falafel wrap is my current... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Found this food cart while wandering around the village, really good falafel and yummy yam fries with a really tasty chipolte dip. yum yum yum

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Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

This is a great business and Al and his crew are great people ! A welcome addition to the fantastic food offerings here on Salt Spring. I eat at Al's at least once a week !

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