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Al's Gourmet Falafel and Fries

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151 Rainbow Road | 400M From the Ganges Marina, British Columbia V8K 2M3, Canada
+1 250-538-7573
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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: Street Food
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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Good for:
Dining on a budget

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  • 4
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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
Al's Poutine = best fries/chips ever

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2014
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Street Food
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English first
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
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
Senior Reviewer
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Tacoma, Washington
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
40 helpful votes 40 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 151 Rainbow Road | 400M From the Ganges Marina, British Columbia V8K 2M3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Salt Spring Island
  • Phone Number: +1 250-538-7573

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 9
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, cuisine.name.191, 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?