I had heard a few of stories about Mr Falafel, a small stall in Shepherd’s Bush, whose claim to serve the best falafel in town has been backed by many a review. So one Saturday morning, I decided to seek it out. Located at the entrance of New Shepherd’s Bush Market, which itself is right across the road from the tube station, it was easy enough to find.
I had a medium Classic Falafel Wrap: served in Arabic style Lebanese bread with Fresh Tomatoes, Fresh Lettuce, Freshly Chopped Parsley, Hommous, and Fried Aubergines, topped with Special Tahina Sauce (Sesame Paste and Lemon Juice) and chilli sauce, as well as MR FALAFEL’s Combo: A bowl of Hommous topped with a layer of spicy potatoes, garnished with fresh coriander leaves and served with warm bread.
The falafel was cooked to order, which ensured it was as fresh as could be, and it was indeed very good, better even than the falafel wrap at Borough Market, which I used to think was great (I returned to Borough Market a few days later to try the falafel wrap there again, having not been for quite a while - the difference in quality was clear).
Meanwhile, the MR FALAFEL’s Combo, which I almost didn’t order, was absolutely stunning. The hummus was delightfully smooth, and the spicy potatoes, soft and incredibly appetising. It was so good I literally couldn’t stop until it was all gone. The bread that came with it wasn’t the best, but that didn’t matter one bit.
In a nutshell...
The falafel wrap was great - every bit as good as advertised. It claims to be the best, and indeed I have yet to find any better. But as good as the falafel wrap was, the hummus with spicy potatoes was possibly even better. Mr Falafel, I’ll be back!
Units T4/5, New Shepherd’s Bush Market, Uxbridge Road, London, W12 8LH
Average Price: £5-£10
Worth noting: Closed Sundays