Now, it’s not exactly abnormal to see things out of the ordinary when strolling down Briggate, we’ll admit. But one of the unusual things that is worth a lookup from your phone as you storm on by? Falafel Guys.
A kebab shop with a difference – and one that I’ve been dreaming of ever since I got my first taste – Falafel Guys turns everything we know about Turkish food on its head, serving up some of the best kebabs and falafel I, for one, have ever had. And I must say, I’m quite the Friday night doner connoisseur.
Perfect for lunch, an afternoon treat or a late Friday night refuel, Falafel Guys serves up a menu of falafel wraps, shawarma, and Middle Eastern mezze – with their doner wrap smothered in chilli sauce, in particular, stealing the show.
Each wrap is stuffed with falafel or a meat of your choice (doner or a deliciously marinated chicken), before being smothered in hummus, chilli sauce, garlic sauces and fresh veggies. It’s certainly a taste of the delicious doner you’d pick up after a night out, but far more civilised – of course.
Open seven days a week from their red and white caravan, which is pitched up on Briggate, the street food legends have become cult favourites in the city over the past few years, with kitchens popping up at popular venues such as Salt on Granary Wharf and Vocation’s Assembly Underground.
At the caravan, guests can tuck into wraps, salad bowls, halloumi fries and more, with three different types of hummus on offer for the hummus addicts among us. We’re talking original, beetroot and smoked charcoal – which can even be served alongside fries, Arabic bread, pickled veggies and, of course, plenty of falafel.
Worried about finding them? Don’t be. You’ll spot the lunchtime queue and the brightly painted caravan near the famous Whitelock’s pub on Briggate.
Falafel Guys can be found on Briggate seven days a week from 11am daily. Find out more about them here.