Fares Zeidaies

New York City

Falafel, Shawarma


Specialities

Falafel, Shawarma, Chicken and Rice

About Fares Zeidaies

Fares "Freddy" Zeidaies is the self-proclaimed (and justifiably so) King of Falafel & Shawarma. In 2010, he won both the Vendy Cup and People’s Choice Award as best street food vendor in New York City.  He had previously been a three-time Vendy finalist. Though long lines form for his crunchy, fluffy falafels and bestselling chicken and rice, Zeidaies is similarly known his outstanding customer service.

Zeidaies decided to launch his cart in Queens after noticing that no one offered the kind of food he grew up on in Ramallah, Palestine. From the beginning, he was determined to become a top food vendor, a goal he ultimately attained. He opened his second cart in Manhattan to much fanfare and excitement.


Interview with Chef Fares Zeidaies



Fares Zeidaies's Video Tutorials

Classic Hummus

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Easy

Homemade hummus is the very center of Mediterranean cuisine.

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Falafel

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Easy

These falafel are crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, and are packed with fresh Middle Eastern flavor.

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How to Make Tahini Sauce

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Easy

Tahini, a staple sauce of Middle Eastern cuisine, is smooth and nutty, and simple to make at home.

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