While the two events are unrelated and at opposite ends of the emotional spectrum, Jersey Digs has confirmed that the Middle Eastern eatery will now be moving to the brand-new development at 300 Washington Street, and will be bringing their famous falafel and shawarma with them.
A rep for Mamoun’s says the restaurant is moving into the newly-completed building in part for better visibility in the area, which they think will be a great move within the city.
Mamoun’s first opened in Greenwich Village back in 1971 and claims to be the oldest falafel restaurant in New York and one of the first Middle Eastern establishments in the entire United States. Family owned and operated since the beginning, they’ve since branched out to a few locations in New Jersey, including their current spot at 502 Washington Street.
Accolades for Mamoun’s are plentiful, as the casual restaurant has been featured recently on ABC’s ‘The Chew’ and was named the “tastiest falafel spot in NYC” by New York Magazine. Highlights of Mamoun’s, which is open late night until 5AM on weekends, include various meat kebobs, baba ganouj, hummus, tabbouleh and their falafel, plus some desserts.
Mamoun’s aims to be moved into their new digs by October.