Tahini, tabbouleh and terrific falafel

by Eve-anne Travers02/09/2019 - 16:09

Thoughtful and fresh, Nosh Falafel’s do-it-yourself salad bar and vegetarian-centered fast food menu offers a range of delicious and affordable lunch choices, and a few tasty surprises as well.

Take your first bite into Nosh Falafel’s namesake dish and try not to smile. Its falafel – a recipe that took them two months to perfect – is lightly fried, crispy on the outside and soft and flavorful on the inside, and it is no wonder the small, healthy fast food joint decided to name itself such. 

Just up the road from Te Muja in the center of Prishtina, and a stone’s throw from popular dancing spot Zanzi Jazz Bar, Nosh Falafel is the perfect lunchtime spot, offering super-quick service and a simple yet well-curated menu that will satisfy vegetarians and meat-eaters alike (but especially vegetarians!)

Nosh Falafel has a bright, simple and tasteful interior, with a surprising amount of space for its size, as well as a small outdoor area situated on the almost-pedestrian alley just off Mother Theresa Boulevard. 

Photo: Nosh Falafel.

There are a range of salads and sandwiches on offer for a quick bite, with a choice of chicken, tuna or falafel fillings, served inside a warm pita bread or with a few slices on the side of your salad, also available to take away.

Do not be alarmed when your meal arrives looking a little bare: a colorful salad bar at the counter is there for eaters to help themselves and layer up their order with extra fillings at no extra cost. 

If you like to go heavy with the chili then add Nosh Falafel’s own spiced red onions, or freshen up your sandwich with leafy greens, broccoli and cauliflower. A spread of beetroot, red cabbage and fresh tabbouleh is also on offer, while a range of homemade dressings, tzatziki, tahini, chili or mint sauce will top off your lunch perfectly. 

Nosh Falafel’s mezze board. Photo: Nosh Falafel.

Nosh Falafel also offers smaller dishes, including a soup of the day, fries or a standalone tabbouleh salad, for between 1.5 and 2.5 euros each. The priciest item on the menu is the mezze board, at 4.5 euros, combining its homemade falafel and hummus with cheese, olives, spicy pickled peppers, tabbouleh, cauliflower, broccoli and a side of warm pita bread. 

To accompany your meal, there are also three fresh-pressed juices on the menu, Up Beet (with beetroot, apple, carrot, celery and orange), Summer Coco (with coconut, orange, lemon, celery and apple) or Orange Smack (with orange, carrot, celery and ginger.)

Sweet potato pie. Photo: Nosh Falafel.

But Nosh Falafel leaves the tastiest surprise for dessert. Alongside a standard chocolate cake and espresso for only fifty cents, a sweet potato pie is also an offer: light and delicious, this take on an American staple dessert is worth leaving room for. 

Nosh Falafel is open from Monday to Saturday, 08:00-20:00. For more information, check out their Facebook page.


02 September 2019 - 16:09

Nosh Falafel


St. Hajdar Dushi 1/1, 10000 Prishtina


Mon-Sun 08:00-20:00h


Phone: 045 177 577
Facebook Page

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