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8 Must-Try Store-Bought Falafel Brands

Add these chickpea bites to your next grocery list!

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Add these chickpea bites to your next grocery list!

Originating in the Middle East, falafel is a dish composed of spiced, mashed legumes formed into balls and fritters. These vegan-friendly foods are often added to salads, paired with pita bread, and served with various dips. In other words, there is no wrong way to enjoy falafel. While we are always rooting for a homemade recipe, many store-bought brands are now offering falafel mixes and pre-made falafel bites to easily enjoy. We are here for the delicious convenience! If you’re with us, check out these eight tasty vegan, store-bought falafel brands.

Afia Foods Falafel

If making falafel from scratch isn’t in the cards, Afia Foods Falafel is the move. Heat-and-eat falafel from Afia comes in Traditional, Garlic & Herb, Za’atar, Sun-Dried Tomato, and Turmeric flavors. And if you’re looking for a quick meal, this female-founded brand offers Mediterranean Falafel Bowls to enjoy in a snap. We’ll take one of each, please!

Bag of falafel from Afia Foods with food on table

Photo by Dena Isam Qaddura

Trader Joe’s Fully Cooked Falafel and Falafel Mix

Leave it to our favorite vegan-friendly grocery store to come through with not one, but two options! Vegan falafel FTW! When you’re perusing the store, snag both the Trader Joe’s Fully Cooked Falafel and Falafel Mix. Save the frozen option for when you need a quick meal and use the mix for when you have a bit more time on your hands. Either way, you won’t want to miss out on these tasty chickpea products.

Person holding vegan falafel from Trader Joe's

Photo by Kreg Sterns

Franklin Farms Baked Falafel Balls

Made with chickpeas, oats, and zucchini, the Franklin Farms Baked Falafel Balls are the perfect addition to your salads, wraps, and grain bowls. These vegan falafel bites are quick and easy to prepare but pack plenty of plant-based flavor. The chickpea bites belong to an expansive lineup of flavor-forward, high-quality, plant-based proteins. We see you, Franklin Farms!

Falafel balls package on table

Photo by Michele Macintosh

Target Good & Gather Frozen Vegan Falafel with Tahini Sauce

Next time you find yourself at Target, be sure to add the Target Good & Gather Frozen Vegan Falafel with Tahini Sauce to your red shopping cart. Bullseye! We love keeping these frozen falafel bites on hand for when we want something special to eat. Snag a tub of vegan tzatziki and some of your other vegan-friendly Target faves to round out your grocery haul.

Person holding vegan falafel in store

Photo by Allie Mitchell

Fabalish Falafel Bites

So you love Fabalish for their plant-based condiments like their aquafaba mayo, but have you tried the brand’s vegan falafel? Available in flavors like Zesty Zucchini and Kickin’ Carrot, Fabalish Falafel Bites are baked rather than fried and totally delicious. Enjoy them as a standalone snack or add them to your favorite vegan dishes!

Fabalish falafel boxes on table

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Sol Cuisine Spicy Mediterranean Style

In addition to tasty vegan chicken products, this plant-based company also features store-bought falafel! The brand recommends pairing the Sol Cuisine Spicy Mediterranean Style Falafel with a Fattoush salad, pita, and tahini sauce. Don’t mind if we do. Run, don’t walk, when you catch these store-bought falafel bites at your local grocery store.

Sol Cuisine bag of vegan falafel

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Yves Veggie Cuisine Falafel Balls

These vegan falafel bites are delicious on their own, but we like to get creative with them as well. Yves Veggie Cuisine Falafel Balls are the perfect appetizer or mealtime addition. Loaded with chickpeas, these soy-free bites are packed with fiber and plant-based protein. The brand offers a plethora of tasty vegan protein options, including vegan cold cuts.

Yves packaging with food on table

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Eat Gud Falafel

Eat Gud is all about simple, flavorful, and satisfying foods. You can bet these characteristics shine through when it comes to their vegan falafel! Find Eat Gud Falafel in Original and Sun-Dried Tomato varieties. The brand also has store-bought falafel wraps and falafel snack packs, along with deli-style salads and tasty vegan salad dressings.

Eat Gud packages in freezer at store

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Anja Grommons

Anja Grommons


During her studies to become a registered dietitian, Anja—a longtime vegetarian—transitioned to a vegan diet. Living in Kalamazoo, Michigan at the time (Go Broncos!), she met Maggie and Tammie through VegOut Kalamazoo (one of VegOut’s first focus cities) and began collaborating with the duo. When she’s not writing about new vegan eats, practicing as a pediatric clinical dietitian, and virtually coaching fellow plant-based eaters, you can find her creating veg-centric recipes, trying new cruelty-free products, and spending time with her partner Addison and cat Kovu.

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