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King of Falafel & Shawarma has been serving mouthwatering Middle Eastern cuisine on the streets of Astoria for the last 17 years. The falafel recipe, with its unique oval shape, is a guarded secret of owner Freddy Zeideia, who mastered it with techniques he learned while growing up in Palestine.

After being dissatisfied with the falafel and shawarma offerings in New York, Freddy took matters into his own hands by starting King of Falafel & Shawarma in 2002. Since then, his enterprise has grown, with a truck in Astoria, a cart in Midtown, and a newly opened restaurant in Queens.

They also serve chicken over rice, kebabs, meatballs, and other Palestinian specialties. As Freddy would say, “Yeah Baby!”

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Angelous 777 says:

Is crazy how mexicans adopted this kind of meat cooking method from past generation of our middle eastern heritage, our Al Pastor tacos are the results.

Eppy Stein says:

Regular New York shit

Cheryl M says:

i remember when freddy first open up infront of C-town & i was a college student; i come home from school & look forward to his chicken over rice w/ falafel on the side. it’s been more than 15 years & i still go to his cart, now located in ditmars

Mick3y Abb9y says:

I love me a halal snack pack with extra garlic sauce and a lil bit of hot sauce..

Shiba says:

Free Palestine

Norman Tarachand says:

Lmao that truck is right by my school

KonaSaphire says:

He Seemed like such a great guy, hard worker, earning his own way by making good quality, great-tasting food. I was all for him, But What a Shame he ruined it all when he brought Politics Lies and Victimhood into his own great story. And of course what Always follows that? ACCUSING the ISRAELI'S of stealing THEIR OWN land and pushing the completely debunked MYTH and FANTASY that somehow the Israelis 'stole' their own historical Jewish land?? YET Jordan, Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon do?? But since we can't blame all of those Arab armies (who surrounded Israel and jointly came to destroy it in 67 but failed miserably).
To understand the name of 'Palestine' you have to twist the name given to ISRAEL in 135 A.D, BY THE ROMAN EMPORER HADRIAN!!!. He, like modern day middle eastern Arab leaders, hated Israel so much that he wanted to wipe its name out of history after the Bar Kokhba revolt ( a Jewish Uprising against the Romans in 135 AD).
The Romans drove the Jews out of their own Historical homeland and that's when Hadrian changed the Land of ISRAELS name to SYRIA PALAESTINA, THEN HE ABSORBED ISRAEL INTO THE AREA THAT COVERED PARTS OF SYRIA that Hadrian was a prefecture of. IT IS THAT 135 A.D NAME THAT WAS TWISTED BY MODERN DAY ARAB NATIONS ALL THOSE YEARS LATER, DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR.], IN ORDER TO PUSH THE MYTH THAT THERE WAS A HISTORICAL ARAB LAND CALLED 'PALESTINE'. THE ONLY PROBLEM with that, is that there has NEVER been a land called Palestine EVER.

THE LIES JUST NEVER END WHEN IT COMES TO HATING AND DELEGITIMISING ISRAEL AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE.

HOW SAD, HE CHOSE TO RUIN HIS OWN GREAT STORY ABOUT HIS JOB, UNNECCARILY, WITH ALL THOSE POLITICS, LIES AND FALSE VICTIMHOOD GAMES. FOR NO OTHER REASON THAN PROPAGATING HATE AND LIES AGAINST ISRAEL. TRAGIC!

Misplaced Cajun says:

What a great American. So glad you are here with us, my brother.

beck says:

lucky palestinians.

Video Stop says:

The thumbnail mad is me think it’s another weed episode

Ryan Melendez says:

4:14 Viva Venezuela libre hermano

Mm M says:

Sorry to burst the bubble. Falafel is Egyptian 🙁
(made originally from dried fava beans)

Liza cch says:

King of falafel.. I’m hungry

ron m says:

Sorry not sorry but middle eastern food is nasty af I tried giving it a chance but you definitely got to have a acquired taste for it. I'm blk and shout out to Latin Mexican food Chinese food and of course Italian food ya the real MVP!

Mia's Mom says:

This guy is like the Palestinian guido of queens 😎

Kenny Espinoza says:

I like his food but it always gave me the SHITS. Juicy Platters is better!!!

Jk Okkl says:

I know freddy He is a good Friend

Anilasios Schaer says:

YEEAAAH BAABY !!!

Koloboque says:

Мм, пережаренная курица, пережженый фалафель.
С таким подходом, у нас бы и полугода не продержался на рынке.

Sami Jafri says:

Yup he got it right it’s Palestine not isn’t real

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