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151 Rainbow Road | 200M From the Ganges Marina, British Columbia V8K 2M3, Canada
+1 250-537-6490
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Where to eat on Salt Spring! Al's Gourmet Falafel and Fries is Salt...
Where to eat on Salt Spring! Al's Gourmet Falafel and Fries is Salt Spring's gourmet mobile food cart. We are open every Saturday Market in Centennial Park in the heart of Ganges, as well as Monday to Friday at 151 Rainbow Road, 11am - 4pm. Al's started in 2011 and quickly became an island institution, 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. Or try our real Poutine, just the way you'd get it in Quebec! 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! Al
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great for everyone and vegetarians!

First off, Alex is a great and friendly person that helped us with the menu. So great service and the falafel pitas were so good that I had it with my wife 2 days in a row for lunch. I didn't even choose the chicken which is amazing for me as I love my meats! The poutine was great as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Kelowna, Canada
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Kelowna, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

First off, Alex is a great and friendly person that helped us with the menu. So great service and the falafel pitas were so good that I had it with my wife 2 days in a row for lunch. I didn't even choose the chicken which is amazing for me as I love my meats! The poutine was great as... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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69 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Very good falafel. The husband enjoyed the poutine very much. I asked for pita chips and she gave me some for free as they were a bit old and broken, but still were delicious.

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Alex L, Owner at Al's Gourmet Falafel and Fries, responded to this review

Thanks for the positive review and we are so glad you enjoyed our food! Sorry to hear about the chips being less than top quality. We should have had a fresh batch to offer you, rather than the broken end pieces. Hope you have a chance to try them at their best - they are delicious dipped into our fresh... More 

Parksville
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I had read the reviews so when I saw Al's Falafel at the SSI Saturday market, I knew it would be good. Had the falafel wrap and it was great. Very fresh, probably the best falafel I've had in years!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The food is fresh the menu has great choices and it's an excellent value for money. I work at the Saturday market and eat at Al's most weekends. I have always loved the food and service.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 151 Rainbow Road | 200M From the Ganges Marina, British Columbia V8K 2M3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Salt Spring Island
  • Phone Number: +1 250-537-6490

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 10
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Middle Eastern, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

Description

Where to eat on Salt Spring! Al's Gourmet Falafel and Fries is Salt Spring's gourmet mobile food cart. We are open every Saturday Market in Centennial Park in the heart of Ganges, as well as Monday to Friday at 151 Rainbow Road, 11am - 4pm. Al's started in 2011 and quickly became an island institution, 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. Or try our real Poutine, just the way you'd get it in Quebec! 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! Al
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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