With mouthwatering, savory herbs and spices, falafels (fah-LAW-fuls) are a fun and flavorful Middle Eastern staple! In fact, falafel vendors are just as common on the street corners of Jerusalem as hot dog stands are in New York City. Falafel Patties Send Us Your Recipes If you have a favorite recipe send it our way! We will share the best of them in future Health Tips and on our website. They can be raw or cooked, but they must be vegan (no animal products), and contain no refined sugar, refined grains, or table salt.