What you’re getting: Curry falafel bowl
Falafel is the namesake item at this quick stop, offering two viable options: the classic falafel and the curry falafel, which is a slightly more flavorful falafel made with yellow lentil in addition to chickpeas. Either option is available in a bowl, in a wrap, in a sandwich, or in all three -- yespleasedothat.
Albany Park/Lincoln Park
What you’re getting: Vegetarian falafel plate
If large portions and low prices are your thing (Editor's Note: THEY ARE), pay one of Salam’s locations a visit. In addition to being cheap, it’s also home to Chicago’s most perfectly textured falafel -- which gets extra points for expertly toeing the line between juicy/greasy and fresh tasting/homemade.