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“Awesome Eats at Spitalfields Market”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Pilpel

Pilpel
Ranked #2,264 of 22,367 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
Neighborhood: City of London
Sydney
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1,265 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 475 helpful votes
“Awesome Eats at Spitalfields Market”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

Absolutely the freshest falafel since we were in Jordan at a street cafe waiting for a ferry back to Egypt. Ate late - around 2 pm and still got a great falafel box with tonnes of salad and an incredibly soft and flavoursome pita bread. Get there sooner and you'll be able to include more extras in your lunch. Good value for money about US$8.50 or so - big lunch for one, decent snack for two. Super friendly staff and reeled us in with a free sample of falafel when we were roaming the market earlier in the day - Give them a go.

  • Visited December 2012
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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“great food, good price and friendly staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

I love it ...
It has become one of my favourite office lunches.
I have tried many of their mixes and they are a llll good!
If it's your first time, ask the staff to recommend their best; then you are 80% through :)
Next visit, you can design your own box/wrap/etc
Try it!

  • Visited November 2012
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County Dublin, Ireland
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very good taste and good value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

I've only been once but I still remember it! A fantastic pitabread with very good falafels. It was very fresh with a good level of spice:)

A bit small but the value for money remains good as the price was not too expensive.

  • Visited October 2012
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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Unbelievably delicious!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2012

Had falafels in pita with salad. The best falafal wrap/pita I've ever had. Delicious!

Visited March 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Delicious, Satisfying, Value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2012

This seemed like an unlikely candidate for a top place to lunch in the heart of London's Spitalfields Market, just a few minutes walk from Liverpool Street Station. From Bishopsgate side of the station enter Spitalfields and Pilpel can be found in the food court area towards the rear left.

It's a simple yet winning formula. Your choice of Falafal, Houmous, Salad and Pita Bread.

We opted for the Falafal in a container option and were asked if there were any of the salad items we would like omitted as they mounted our large bowl with all sorts of salads, Houmous and your choice of Boiled Egg, Feta Cheese,Guacamole or Aubergine. The extras are 60 pence each but add one of these and your healthy lunch will till be under £6. This mountain of goodness was then loaded with 7 freshly made Falafal and a light dressing.

It's both delicious and filling enough that I have on several occasions saved leftovers. Each container comes with a choice of White or Wholemeal Pita Bread.

For a small stand in a big market Pilpel packs a punch and is served up with attention to detail and a smile. The only downside is more a take away place than eat in, though a number of tables are provided for those wanting to dine on site. It's so good, we have been back at least weekly ever since.

  • Visited January 2012
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