Umi Falafel

Falafel and soup from Umi Cork

Umi is well known for preparing the best falafel in Cork. I don't know other falafel-specialized places here, but for sure Umi's ones are really good.

The menu is very simple but complete. A few sandwiches, salads, spreads and, of course, falafel. In addition to that, you can find some snacks, the soup of the day and meal deals that are a good option if you want to try different things. All dishes are vegetarian and most of them also vegan (yay!).

Umi Falafel Cork

Located in the city center, the place is not so big, but nice and comfortable. The menu is shown big characters on the right wall, next to the counter, where you have to order and pay. The staff will bring your food to the table when it will be ready. Prices are reasonable and service is really fast. Furthermore you can have your food to take away or order it from home if you're feeling lazy.

Umi Falafel Cork

Did you see the big picture of a woman in the bottom of the restaurant? I guess she's Umi, that means mother in Arabic.

Vegan food at Umi Falafel

  • Palestinian falafel (Palestinian bread: Pocket full of hummus, tomato, cucumber, pickles, fried aubergine, flat parsley and chilli and tahini sauce)
  • Lebanese falafel (Lebanese bread: Wrap full of tomato, cucumber pickles, flat parsley and tahini sauce)
  • Falafel your way (with your choice of bread, 4 toppings and a sauce)

  • Fatoush salad (tomatoes, peppers, cucumber, parsley, dry mint, rocket, scallion and lettuce with lemon juice and olive oil, toasted bread and pomegranate molasses)
  • Tabouleh (bulgur wheat, finely chopped parsley, tomato, mint, cucumber, and a lemon and olive oil dressing)
  • Kale and bean (quinoa, kale, pinto beans, peas, lentils, sunflower seeds and a mustard dressing)
  • Morrocan quinoa (quinoa with red kidney beans, sweet corn, olives, red onion, coriander, fresh mint, Ras al Hanout spices, lemon juice topped with almonds)
  • Lentil salad (green lentils, chickpeas, sundried tomatoes, roasted peppers and a cumin dressing)

  • Hummus
  • Baba Ghanoush
  • Stuffed vine leaves
  • Sweet potato fries
  • Spinach filo rolls
  • Umi's batata hara (spiced potato wedges with chilli sauce)

  • Lentil soup
  • Falafel bites (4, 6 or 10)

Useful info about Umi Falafel

  • Umi Falafel | 11-12 Academy St, Centre, Cork
  • Umi Falafel opens 7/7 from 12 to 9
  • Take away and delivery service available