Restaurants, Mediterranean Albany Park
5 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)

For years Salam was the open secret of falafel fiends. We’d enter the dingy storefront and settle in with the Arabic-speaking clientele for inexpensive plates of hummus, falafel and spinach pie. Few followed us into that intimidating space. But now, following a complete rehab, the space sparkles as if it were a new Arby’s. Some say that the cleaned-up version of Salam serves inferior food, but we disagree—we still love the shawarma, the kebabs, the salads. Besides, when the falafel are still four for a dollar, how can we possibly complain?


Venue name: Salam
Address: 4636 N Kedzie Ave
Cross street: between Eastwood and Leland Aves
Opening hours: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Transport: El stop: Brown to Kedzie. Bus: 78, 81, 93.
Price: Average main course: $7
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4.8 / 5

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One of the best falafels in the city you'll find tucked into a little strip mall joint in Albany Park. It's super flavorful and fried up fresh. Their hummus is incredibly smooth and creamy. Portions are hearty as well, and if you eat at the restaurant you'll enjoy a plate of briny olives while you wait. A small casual spot, they just opened up a second location near DePaul as well.