It was and is still in the original location on McDougall street and is open untill 5:00 am which was a tradition that started in the 1970s!
Mamoun is survived by four sons that run this successful expanding business now transforming into a franchise.
With the exception of the first Mamoun store located in the West Village, each location has huge photos of NYC. One of my favorite photos is of Mamoun himself, a young handsome man with long hair and a beard.
I’m writing this from the Princeton location (does not have late night hours) where there’s a large photo that says Cafe WHA?, FUGS, Bleeker St. Well now a days, all that remains is Bleecker Street and Mamoun’s—just joking — but over the years we’ve watched the city struggle to hold onto the City’s Soul to what makes the city so unique and special...
as the city loses so much of what made the city the city and so many ethnic famous restaurants have fallen — the small falafel forerunner survives and flourishes!
The teeny Mamoun’s on McDougall’s place is reborn over and over — 2 in New York City different locations — always successful; Mamoun’s legacy expanded to New Jersey and Connecticut and now the second generation is expanding across the country starting next in Texas .
Some people open a restaurant in New York City and it closes in less than a year, some people have a successful run for five years or 10 years while this frontier falafel place is close to a 50 year anniversary — the second generation’s success is a tribute to Mamoun!
You can see one of Mamoun’s handsome sons on Rachel Ray!
Rachel Ray call Mamoun’s Falafels iconic and are her favorite falafel‘s.
My favorite foods are (vegan) the rice, lentil soup, babaganouj aka baba and the famous hot sauce!!!
Mamoun’s Falafel Birthed in NYC 1971 Expanding to Texas and Beyond...