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Mama's Vegetarian

18 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3313
+1 215-751-0477
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“falafel” (43 reviews)
“pickle bar” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Fast food, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher
18 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3313
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11 - 20 of 62 reviews

Reviewed 28 November 2016

We popped in here for lunch after visiting the Mutter Musuem. The service was fast and the food delicious. The pitas were packed full of the best falafel, and chopped veggies. A large was reasonably priced and enough for two meals. You will not regret...More

Thank Sallyninepatch
Reviewed 7 November 2016

The best falafel in Philly can be found at Mama's Vegetarian spot. During lunch time 12:00 - 2:00 pm the line is so long it is out side the door however the service is very fast and it is worth the wait. Everything is freshly...More

Thank Empressbri
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Very rude, unfriendly service. They have good food, but it doesn't worth the attitude you get with it. I will never patronize this establishment again.

Thank starsail0r
Reviewed 12 October 2016

If you are looking for an authentic vegetarian/Kosher place this is it. The hidden Gem in this place are the FRIES, They are just simply awesome. Super fresh ingredients and the falafel is the best in the City. You have to go here if your...More

Thank Phil A
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Mama's offers a limited, but classically tasty and fun, cuisine niche: falafel, fried eggplant and fresh simple chopped salads in/with pita bread. The prices are very reasonable and the service, though brusque and vigorous, is prompt and effective. And once you've ordered, you can remain...More

Thank Joseph G
Reviewed 9 September 2016

A very popular place for locals, serving a good variety of dishes. Food moves so fast that if one is late, one could end up with limited choice. So, plan ahead if one would like to explore the full menu.

Thank Raja R
Reviewed 2 September 2016

As a hopeless foodie, it's hard for me to write a bad review on a place that served really good food. BUT the customer service was so rude and unbelievably horrid that I'm forced to write about. The first woe started with the fact we...More

Thank arid2923
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This place is small but that's the secret, it's delicious , BEST EVER PITA , amazing falafel you will ever eat, just like your in Israel again...you will NOT be disappointed ...make sure when u leave you buy some delicious pita to take home, put...More

Thank Jcat05
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Came at lunch time on a week day....the line was out the door, and stayed that way through our 40 min in the restaurant. Very efficient operation and you watch them make your sandwich in front of you-4 to 5 people working on sandwiches in...More

Thank PaulCBBg
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Falafel sandwich is the best, if you are near this area you got try this great food. The line was long but it was moving quickly. The falafel sandwich was big and tast and the eggplant slices too.

Thank B M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3313
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-751-0477
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