I love street food – not necessarily fast food, but food that is easy to get. Falafel is my true love and lucky me, there are falafel joints everywhere in Tel Aviv. Every place makes it a bit differently and all falafel places are good, but some of them stand out (see Falafel HaKosem).
Falafel Ratzon is situated on the very lively King George Street, not far from Carmel Market and even closer to Betzalel Market. They sell what’s probably the cheapest falafel in town – 6 ILS per portion. In this case, cheap doesn’t mean bad. The only thing which makes the difference from more expensive falafel places is the range of toppings you can add into your pita; Falafel Ratzon only has 4-5 of the most essential toppings – no need to be suspicious about the price.
Their falafel balls are the freshest you can get, while their pita bread is still warm and soft from the oven. I always look forward to the first bite, to enjoy the crunch of the hot oily brown falafel ball and then to be amazed, every time as if it’s my first time, by the green inside. Be aware that it’s addictive, especially when it’s so cheap.
Usually there is a queue but it moves quickly. Enjoy!