Restaurant Review: Foxy Falafel

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Foxy Falafel, a Middle-Eastern inspired restaurant in St. Paul, was started by Erica Strait in 2010. Before the restaurant came to be, Strait delivered homemade hummus, pita chips, falafels, and kombucha by bike. She then expanded to a food truck, and then opened up her restaurant on Raymond Avenue in St. Paul, near the breakfast hot-spot Keys Cafe.

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The items on the menu at Foxy Falafel satisfy vegetarians, vegans, and meat-eaters alike. There even is something for gluten and dairy intolerant folks to enjoy! The menu is centered around three steps:

1) Pick an entree style (sandwich, platter, salad, or rice bowl).

2) Choose a falafel flavor or meat.

3) Choose a sauce.

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I went with the platter, which included organic hummus, seasoned cabbage, cucumbers and tomatoes, and pita bread. As for my falafel, I chose the curry flavor, which was a delicious twist. The sauce I chose was the green tahini, which I ended up putting on everything because it was lemony and tasty! My entire meal was a grand total of $9, which was great for a light, but satisfying lunch.

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The atmosphere of the restaurant was very cozy and cute, which I loved. My favorite part of the decor was the cute little fox pictures up on the walls.

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The restaurant also has won several awards, with City Pages and Mpls St. Paul magazine. Foxy Falafel won the “Best Food Truck St.Paul” in 2015, “Best Restaurant St. Anthony Park” in 2014, and “Best Falafel” in 2012, just to name a few.

Of course, as a plant-based goddess, I am an advocate for the falafels, which also include other flavors like Beet and the traditional variety, but Foxy Falafel also serves classics like Chicken Shawarma, Turkey Gyro, and Beef Kofta, which are all made from local and organic meats.

Included on the menu also are sides like Baba Ganoush, Fried Cauliflower Steaks, and Stuffed Grape Leaves. Soups of the day also are offered, with vegan options like Tomato Coconut Bisque.

Foxy Falafel is located at 791 Raymond Ave. in St. Paul. They are open Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m., with Happy Hour Tuesday-Friday, from 3-5 p.m.

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