Falafel Salam is a Middle Eastern restaurant located in the heart of the West Seattle Junction. We also operate a food truck on Seattle streets and a booth at select farmers markets. It all began in 2009 in a little booth at the Fremont Sunday Market. Equipped with only a pot of grease, thermometer and a big dream of serving the best falafel in Seattle, Chef Shimi Kahn began changing the world one sandwich at a time.

Over the years, the values of the farmers markets where we served our food, began being part of our values. Every year we dropped different processed “foods” and opted to make our own from scratch. Before we knew it we were baking our pitas fresh daily, grinding organic garbanzo beans from Alvarez Farms (WA) and sourcing chicken and lamb locally, organic and free-range.

9 years later making fresh food from scratch has become the core of our philosophy. We began offering a whole new line of fresh homemade deli items including fresh spreads, a wide variety of pickled mezze and high end imported olives, all of which are made from scratch, using premium ingredients you can pronounce.

We welcome you to join the fresh food revolution with us!



Food should be convenient, delicious, fresh and healthy.
We spend hours preparing our food from scratch so you can get a fresh meal in minutes.

Ethical and sustainable practices should be at the heart of decision making and be reflected through products and services. Good food and practices bring people together and build healthier and stronger communities.



Our mission is to offer fresh Middle Eastern food in a convenient matter while maintaining ethical practices and leaving a better world in our path.

We see ourselves as part of a community of businesses and individuals, committed to a healthy world guided by win:win principles, followed by actions and backed with words.

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We’ve been practicing these values from the very start and are committed to staying true to them during all future expansion.

Fresh –. Fresh is better. It tastes great, looks great and is better for you.

Healthy – Healthy food makes for a healthier mind which makes for a healthier community, it’s a no-brainer! Perhaps it’s because we’ve been eating so well.

Ethical – We care about everything in our path. From our customers, team and vendors to the animals we source for our food and everything in between. We take good care of our team by paying above market wages and benefits not always available in the food industry.We source our meats from local, humanely raised, free-range farms.

Transparency – It is your right to know what’s in your food. Ask us and we will tell you.
If you have special food requirements, ethical, medical or other we will always be respectful and do our best to accommodate. We keep it real, for us vegan means vegan and gluten-free means gluten-less.

Continuous Improvement Process – Many dishes were created by trial and error. Some dishes were added and changed based on customer feedback. We always strive to improve, innovate and add.

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Discovering my palate
After moving to Seattle from Israel I craved the simple, fresh and bold flavors I learned to love in Tel-Aviv falafel shops. I craved them so much and wanted to share these flavors with others. So in 2009 I began serving falafel in a little booth at the Fremont Sunday Market.

Working at several farmer’s markets around Seattle, I was exposed to a healthy food culture that meshed so well with the fresh and healthy style at the core of Middle Eastern cooking.
I began switching to better ingredients, one at a time and improving the recipes.

My love of food
Experimenting and learning about new methods of baking, pickling, fermenting, etc. is what I love so much about working with food. The best part though, is that I get to share with you the expression of my flavor palate through delicious, beautiful and colorful foods.

Introducing customers to our flavors has been very fulfilling and a personal mission. I love that feeling I get everytime I see a new customer’s eyes light up as soon as they take their first bite into a crispy falafel and discover the piping-hot fluffy goodness hiding inside.

You are invited to explore the world of tradition and innovation with us!


Shimi Kahn

Shimi Kahn

Falafel Salam Chef and Owner

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Restaurant Hours

Monday ……………. Closed
Tuesday ……………. 11 am – 9 pm
Wednesday ………. 11 am – 9 pm
Thursday ………….. 11 am – 9 pm
Friday ……………….. 11 am – 9 pm
Saturday …………… 11 am – 9 pm
Sunday ……………… 8 am – 9 pm

Restaurant Address

4746 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA




Free junction parking
and street parking available.






    Like good ingredients, we need great people to make amazing food.
    We offer comprehensive training and excellent pay to people with the right attitude.

    We’ve been growing rapidly, one falafel at a time, over the last 8 years and always have opportunities for positive individuals who want to be part of the falafel making magic. Since our food is fresh from scratch we have a wide range of positions ranging from food prep to cooking, logistics and management.

    • Excellent pay
    • Paid time off
    • All major holidays off (4th july, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, etc’)
    • Free meal with every shift
    • Positive and diverse work environment ranging from farmers markets to foodtruck street vending, catering gigs and a brand new restaurant scheduled to open early 2017

    Restaurant Info

    Restaurant Hours

    Monday  …………….            Closed
    Tuesday  ……………. 11 am – 9 pm
    Wednesday   ………. 11 am – 9 pm
    Thursday   ………….. 11 am – 9 pm
    Friday  ……………….. 11 am – 9 pm
    Saturday   …………… 11 am – 9 pm
    Sunday  ……………… 10 am – 8 pm

    Restaurant Address

    4746 California Ave SW
    Seattle, WA


    (206) FALAFEL


    Free junction parking
    and street parking available.

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