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Mamoun's Falafel

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.

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

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

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.

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. 

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

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. 

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