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According to experienced night owls, the Falafelstern in Hamburg offers the best falafel in town: generously portioned, seasoned with various sauces and relishes, always aromatic and fresh.

Orient to go. According to experienced night owls, you can get the city’s best falafels at Falafelsten: generously portioned, seasoned to taste with different sauces and relishes, always aromatic and fresh.

Sometimes you’re in a hurry: when you get the munchies between two stops during an exhausting tour of Hamburg nightlife, a short visit to a snack bar is the means of choice. A small gem called Falafalstern can be found right at the traffic junction Sternschanze. At first glance a normal, undecorative snack bar, whose exterior doesn’t hold much culinary promise. But in this case, it’s the inner values that count, namely everything that is prepared quickly, lovingly and at very reasonable prices. 

The appetizer selection includes Arabian mezze such as hummus, aubergine or walnut mousse, but also sophisticated salads such as tabbouleh or vegan potato salad with interesting herbs and spices. The main dish is, of course, the falafel: hand-formed and deep-fried chickpea balls in pita bread, refined with raw vegetables and sesame sauce. According to experienced night owls, you can get the city’s best falafels at Falafelsten: generously portioned, seasoned to taste with different sauces and relishes, always aromatic and fresh.

But meat eaters are also catered for, because the Falafelstern offers an excellent shawarma (marinated, grilled chicken from a spit) as well as grilled minced lamb balls, optionally in pita bread, on a plate with a large selection of side dishes, or in a practical box to eat on the go.

It is also worth saving some space in your stomach: The Arabian baklava, sweet puff-pastries soaked in honey and rosewater, taste exquisite – ideal in combination with fresh mint tea.

Incidentally – you can also take a seat: beside the traditional sales counter for customers who are ordering to go, there is a small gallery with tables and chairs for eating in.

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Short & Sweet

  • CategoryRestaurant
  • Type of cuisineVegetarian, Vegan
  • AmbienceSnack bar with seating
  • TipCarrot salad with cardamom
  • ServiceArabian delicacies, meat, vegetarian, vegan,

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