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Mama's Vegetarian

Vegan, Israeli
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18 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3313
215-751-0477
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 23
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 1
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  • 0
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
What line??!!!!?

Always a line outside yet no one seems to mind… …and not to worry…. the line moves quickly. Mama’s is worth the wait! The vegetarian chalkboard menu teases…. until one gets to the counter to see the range of possibilities and combinations to create a salad, platter, or pita sandwich. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Always a line outside yet no one seems to mind… …and not to worry…. the line moves quickly. Mama’s is worth the wait! The vegetarian chalkboard menu teases…. until one gets to the counter to see the range of possibilities and combinations to create a salad, platter, or pita sandwich. The colors of the veggies are almost as tempting as... More 

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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

if you like falafel, this is the place. they will give you a falafel ball to taste; you will certainly order a falafel sandwich on homemade pita or a platter. small place, not for long business meal or schmoozing.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I love this place- such excellent felafel and so inexpensive. It is certified kosher. I wish we had this restaurant in my home city.

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USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Mama's is a vegetarian Israeli based eatery that primarily serves pitas and salads. Not much room to sit-a small place, so carry-out may be needed in the planning. Everything absolutely fresh, well made, not greasy and falafel and eggplant especially good. They have white and whole wheat pita, always fresh, and a small self-serve salad bar with spicy peppers and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Had one of the best felafel ever. Friendly staff/fast service. A few tables-not fancy but great food/reasonable prices and KOSHER!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you looking for a great fafalel in a no frills restaurant, then go to Mama's. You will not be disappointed. The food tastes great; you will not be sorry!

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Florence, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Mama's is a cheap and really good restaurant, where you can eat the best falafel on earth! The fresh salad is not so special and this is the reason of my 4 stars instead of 5! I will come back there for sure!

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Philadelphia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Spent todays lunch here. I tried Mama's famous falafel, spicy (recomended by staff). It was very tastful; I added some extra spice. Most people dont say this but the white pita bread was well prepared, the fluff and taste was just on point.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I am a fanatic about falafel. At one point in time in my life, I could eat falafel every day without batting an eye! Needless to say, as an Israeli, I have eaten a lot of falafel at some of Israel's finest. Mama's disappointed, big time. While the falafel balls are okay, the Israeli salad has little taste (where is... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Great Kosher Falafel place in Philadelphia, 1st time visit, will be back on my next visit On my 1st day in town for the IACP convention, I found this Kosher Falafel place to be within 15-20 minutes walking distance of the convention center, The food and choices was great, Falafel in the pita was very fresh hot and delicious, so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3313
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: 215-751-0477

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegan, Israeli
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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