A great fast-food kosher restaurant in the heart of Kazimierz and it’s a place that perfectly fits into the atmosphere of Kazimierz. Israeli music and the smell of spices add to the authenticity.
It is primarily a take-out place. However, there are two tables and a counter with chairs. It is attached to the Isaac Synagogue and is under the Kosher Supervision of the Chabad, Rabbi Eliezer Gurary which has a kosher certification. They serve delicious Israel falafel and pizza but the menu also includes Shakshuka, soup of the day, Sabih, and sandwiches with eggs, vex, or pita with falafel. The restaurant prepares fresh and delicious dishes on a daily basis on-site.
I ordered the pizza and falafel and I was pleasantly surprised. The pizza was crispy and delicious and freshly made. That’s not the reason to come here unless you absolutely must have kosher pizza in Krakow. The true star of this restaurant is the falafel as they are really special. They are light, fluffy, and flavorful on the inside and crispy on the outside. The salad options are very good and the lemon sauce they use is magic. The pita bread is freshly made and light and soft, while the falafel was ample and had just the right amount of crunch, along with the vegetables.
I loved the falafel and shakshuka and this place knows how to cook it! “For a quick healthy bite, I would recommend Szalom Falafel.” I have eaten many different falafels and humus, but never and nowhere have I tasted anything like that! The best part of the meal was the gelato and the chocolate ice cream was the best I’ve ever tasted. Deep, dark, rich, and obviously loaded with cocoa. The restaurant is open to groups of up to 30 people but advanced booking is required to reserve the larger dining room for either breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
The price was moderate and has an excellent price/quality ratio but acceptable for the only kosher establishment in town. If you want an authentic and strictly kosher taste, be sure to give Szalom Falafel a try. Szalom Falafel is open on Sat. nights in the summer from 10.00 p.m. to midnight. Weekdays from 10 am-10 pm
General Manager: Luba
ul. Jakuba 21 Kraków קראקוב
+48 508 316 348
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