Reclaiming the Falafel Overseas!

We want to showcase falafel as a traditional Palestinian street food overseas with authentic methods, ingredients, and execution.
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Campaign unsuccessfully ended on: 26 May,2018

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Like many Arabic foods overseas these days, the falafel is becoming culturally appropriated by other cultures overseas and its origins are becoming more obscure to the average tourist. Food is a huge part of our Arab culture and we want to make sure that when foods like falafel are presented abroad, they represent the best of our culture, hospitality, and traditions. 

Our falafel shop will be dedicated to selling the best quality falafel outside of the Middle East, and promoting it as a healthy, vegan dish that originates in Arab countries such as Palestine. Our pilot city will likely be in Thailand, due to its proximity to the Middle East, the wide mix of tourist nationalities present, and the prevalence of street food.

Help us to make our vision come true! 

With your support, we will be able to:

  • Buy equipment such as mixers, frying machines, refrigerators, display  units, shelving, and other tools.  
  • Put down 'key money' for our chosen location and our pre-fabricated, sustainably shop.
  • Cover operational costs and rent for the first 3 months.

Our biggest contributors will have elements of our menu named after them. Be sure to check out our other fun rewards!

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Manama, Bahrain
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I am an intellectually curious person who has had extensive international exposure as a Palestinian/Jordanian growing up in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Bahrain, and Beirut around other people from so many different cultures. Food and its cultural implications are passions of…

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$50 or more

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Our chef will provide you with his recipe for making tasty, authentic falafel at home, PLUS some other recipes in which you can incorporate your home made falafel! Chef will provide you with same formula we will be using in our shop, adapted for use by the passionate home cook :)
$200 or more

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During our first year of operation, we will feature an Arab "Ambassador of the Month" on shop signage. Our customers will see your message displayed prominently at our location- what do you want to tell them? Perhaps it's your favorite thing about the Middle East or the Arab country where you live, a favorite quote or piece of wisdom, or a simple recipe you'd like to share!
$1000 or more

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The biggest 7 contributions of $1,000 or more will have an element of our menu named after them!
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