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Umi is the Arabic word for mother which explains why our falafel are handmade with care.

At Umi we want to share with you our passion for the freshest and most authentic falafel in Cork. Our bread is freshly baked and our salads, pickles and sauces are made to a family recipe.

At Umi Falafel Academy St., Dame Street, and Rathmines you can enjoy our falafels and salads in a casual and relaxing atmosphere. Take Away and Delivery service are both available at all locations.

What are Falafels???

Falafels are wholesome, golden-brown croquettes that are slightly crunchy on the outside and soft and moist from the inside. We take great pride in preparing our Falafel which are prepared fresh daily.

We first soak the fresh chickpeas in water for 24 Hours; we then combine up to 15 different ingredients such as onions, garlic, parsley, coriander and our special Umi spices such as cumin, crushed chillies, cloves, cinnamon and more.

The recipe is 100% vegetarian and high in protein.

Falafels are very popular Middle Eastern food and at Umi Falafel we perfected the Palestinian falafel sandwich served in a pitta pocket with chilli sauce and the Lebanese falafel sandwich which comes in a Lebanese wrap and our Tahini (Sesame paste) sauce. Our Falafels can also be enjoyed on their own.

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