Mama's Vegetarian

Row 1

18 S 20th St (at Ludlow St)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 751-0477
Vegetarian / Vegan, Falafel
Mon–Thu: 11:00 AM–9:00 PM Fri: 11:00 AM–3:00 PM Sun: Noon–7:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • Great Fries! Skin-on, fried to order, finger-tip-burningly hot, generously salted. In other words: No truffle mayo needed. Eat your heart out, Philly gastropubs.
  • large falafel, hot, on white.
  • Get the falafel sandwich - one of the best in Philly!
  • Ever have falafel? It's worth at least one try! This is the best falafel place in the city
  • Very comfortable atmosphere, not intimidating whatsoever. The staff is friendly and they don't mess around when it comes to making an amazing sandwich. Bring cash and a big appetite!
  • Food is delicious! Cash only!
  • They don't take credit cards - they have an ATM onsite, they are closed the entire week of Passover. It's all worth it though !
  • Order the "Mama's Meal." $8.50 for a soda, tons of fries, and a falafel sandwich. Get it on white, extra spicy!
  • Get an oversize $8 helping of hummus and tahini, cucumbers, tomatoes and slaw, pita, and eight balls of the beloved falafel. Or our favorite, the special $6 avocado sandwich. (Get it spicy.)
  • Get the falafel sandwich, make it a spicy one if you can handle it. :)
  • Good kosher option if youre looking for a quick lunch. You get a little plastic cup for their pickle bar with most meals. Load up!
  • You get so much food for $8-10. Delicious fresh vegan and hearty!
  • Everything on their menu is FABULOUS! Very small place & tough to get a table. The falafel is amongst the best we ever had. This is not a date night. It's eat & go.
  • Fantastic prices, fast service, and the best falafel in the city
  • I'm a bit of a falafel fiend and this did not disappoint. Plus, you get a gargantuan amount of hummus which is always a good thing.
  • Didn't know there exists a good Falafel outside Israel. And the fries, OMG, yum.
  • Good falafel and great fries. Get a free piece of fruit too. Staff very nice and vegan options clearly marked
  • Ordered a wheat falafel pita. The pita was fresh, it was an excellent sandwich. Line moves extreme fast during lunch hour.
  • Best falafel in philly. Never disappoints. Also, load up at the pickle bar and you'll be good to go.
  • Fantastic falafel. Sides are superb as well. Make sure to get tahini and a little spice.