Kenner, LA 70062
Thanks to Falafel King, Middle Eastern culinary royalty exists in New Orleans, and it can be found at a Kenner strip mall. Falafel King’s menu offers appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, and entrees, and the star of the show is the falafel, steaming and cooked to crisp perfection on the outside, moist and exploding with flavor on the inside. You’ll order your falafel with doughy pita bread, and inevitably you’ll be tempted to shmear Falafel King’s other dipping options onto your sandwich. Try the foul, made with mashed fava beans, parsley, jalapeno peppers, olive oil, and lemon juice, or the mutabal, with smashed eggplant, tahini paste, lemon, and olive oil.