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Mamoun's Falafel, a venerated chain that started in Greenwich Village in the 1960s, has opened its first Long Island restaurant in Syosset....

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Mamoun's Falafel, a venerated chain that started in Greenwich Village in the 1960s, has opened its first Long Island restaurant in Syosset.

Photo Credit: Mamoun's Syosset/Alec Nguyen

Mamoun’s Falafel, a venerated eatery in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, has opened its first Long Island location in Syosset. 

Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Mamoun’s Falafel in Syosset is the venerated chain's first Long Island location.

Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

At Mamoun's Falafel in Syosset, customers order at the counter and eat in a bright dining room with thick, wooden tables. 

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A classic sandwich at Mamoun's Falafel in Syosset has balls of fried falafel with tahini sauce, hummus and vegetables.

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At Mamoun's Falafel in Syosset, shawarma, or marinated lamb, has been slow-cooked on a rotisserie and is served shaved into succulent flaps breathing cumin, pepper and maybe even clove. 

Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Baba ghanoush, or eggplant with tahini, is laced with herbs and comes with pita bread at Mamoun's Falafel in Syosset.

Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

The Lebanese dessert knafeh is a favorite at Mamoun's Falafel in Syosset. The sticky, buttery squares of shredded phyllo dough are layered with ground pistachios. 

Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Orders being prepared in the kitchen at Mamoun’s Falafel in Syosset.