I used to rave about Nuba's falafel until I found Abdul's. At the bottom of Crystal Mall which is known for their amazing Asian food court sits this middle eastern spot named Abdul's. I walked in and ordered a falafel for $5.50 and the man behind the counter warned me that it will take about ten minutes. I watched the man form balls out of chickpeas using a spoon and this weird metal device that could be called an ice cream scooper from the Middle East. He fried them up and wrapped them up with lettuce, pickled vegetables and hot sauce.
The atmosphere is bad enough that you would only want to order take out but the falafels are made fresh which happens at very few Vancouver establishments. I felt the wrap was generous in portion and tasted fantastic although he put a little too much hot sauce. So if you feel like something other than asian food in Crystal Mall, go to Abdul's BBQ and Shawarma. I still need to find a falafel or donair spot that will put fries in my wrap.
Abdul's BBQ and Shawarma