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Mama's Vegetarian

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18 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3313
+1 215-751-0477
Today
11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 15:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Quick service. Not trying to be presumptuous. Cheapest kosher option in Philly. 5 stars!

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Thank Benjamin L
Pittsford, New York
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Came across this place by accident while roaming the city and glad we did as we are always up for some fresh falafel. Now here is a disclaimer, of course not as good as in Israel, heck they are served right out of the fryer in Israel, but matched with Mama's homemade pita pockets and sides this was a very... More 

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Thank JoeKupe
Columbia, MO
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We popped in here for lunch after visiting the Mutter Musuem. The service was fast and the food delicious. The pitas were packed full of the best falafel, and chopped veggies. A large was reasonably priced and enough for two meals. You will not regret your purchase.

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Thank Sallyninepatch
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

The best falafel in Philly can be found at Mama's Vegetarian spot. During lunch time 12:00 - 2:00 pm the line is so long it is out side the door however the service is very fast and it is worth the wait. Everything is freshly prepared. It is a cash only bar but there is an ATM machine on site... More 

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Thank Empressbri
New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Very rude, unfriendly service. They have good food, but it doesn't worth the attitude you get with it. I will never patronize this establishment again.

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Thank starsail0r
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

If you are looking for an authentic vegetarian/Kosher place this is it. The hidden Gem in this place are the FRIES, They are just simply awesome. Super fresh ingredients and the falafel is the best in the City. You have to go here if your in the neighborhood. Staff is super friendly and on nice days you can sit out... More 

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Thank Phil A
Jerusalem, Israel
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Mama's offers a limited, but classically tasty and fun, cuisine niche: falafel, fried eggplant and fresh simple chopped salads in/with pita bread. The prices are very reasonable and the service, though brusque and vigorous, is prompt and effective. And once you've ordered, you can remain for as long as you like in this well-located Center City eatery.

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Thank Joseph G
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

A very popular place for locals, serving a good variety of dishes. Food moves so fast that if one is late, one could end up with limited choice. So, plan ahead if one would like to explore the full menu.

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Thank Raja R
Far Rockaway, New York
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67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

As a hopeless foodie, it's hard for me to write a bad review on a place that served really good food. BUT the customer service was so rude and unbelievably horrid that I'm forced to write about. The first woe started with the fact we came with 3 little children. We ordered the platter and figured it would be good... More 

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Thank arid2923
Marlton, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

This place is small but that's the secret, it's delicious , BEST EVER PITA , amazing falafel you will ever eat, just like your in Israel again...you will NOT be disappointed ...make sure when u leave you buy some delicious pita to take home, put in your freezer and warm it in microwave for just 20 seconds ... Amazing !!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Middle Eastern, Israeli, Fast food, Mediterranean, Kosher
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 18:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3313
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-751-0477

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