The King of Falafel - Street Food Icons

  • Published: 28 February 2019
  • King of Falafel & Shawarma has been serving mouthwatering Middle Eastern cuisine on the streets of Astoria for the last 17 years. The falafel recipe, with its unique oval shape, is a guarded secret of owner Freddy Zeideia, who mastered it with techniques he learned while growing up in Palestine.

    After being dissatisfied with the falafel and shawarma offerings in New York, Freddy took matters into his own hands by starting King of Falafel & Shawarma in 2002. Since then, his enterprise has grown, with a truck in Astoria, a cart in Midtown, and a newly opened restaurant in Queens.

    They also serve chicken over rice, kebabs, meatballs, and other Palestinian specialties. As Freddy would say, "Yeah Baby!"

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Comments • 2 453

  • beck
    beck  1 days back

    lucky palestinians.

    • Video Stop
      Video Stop  2 days back

      The thumbnail mad is me think it’s another weed episode

      • Ryan Melendez
        Ryan Melendez  5 days back

        4:14 Viva Venezuela libre hermano

        • Mm M
          Mm M  5 days back

          Sorry to burst the bubble. Falafel is Egyptian :(
          (made originally from dried fava beans)

          • Fazlur Rahman
            Fazlur Rahman  7 days back


            • onur menderes
              onur menderes  2 weeks back


              • Liza cch
                Liza cch  2 weeks back

                King of falafel.. I’m hungry

                • ron m
                  ron m  2 weeks back

                  Sorry not sorry but middle eastern food is nasty af I tried giving it a chance but you definitely got to have a acquired taste for it. I'm blk and shout out to Latin Mexican food Chinese food and of course Italian food ya the real MVP!

                  • Mia's Mom
                    Mia's Mom  2 weeks back

                    This guy is like the Palestinian guido of queens 😎

                    • Kenny Espinoza
                      Kenny Espinoza  2 weeks back

                      I like his food but it always gave me the SHITS. Juicy Platters is better!!!

                      • Jk Okkl
                        Jk Okkl  2 weeks back

                        I know freddy He is a good Friend

                        • Anilasios Schaer
                          Anilasios Schaer  2 weeks back

                          YEEAAAH BAABY !!!

                          • Koloboque
                            Koloboque  2 weeks back

                            Мм, пережаренная курица, пережженый фалафель.
                            С таким подходом, у нас бы и полугода не продержался на рынке.

                            • Sami Jafri
                              Sami Jafri  2 weeks back

                              Yup he got it right it’s Palestine not isn’t real

                              • H Eck
                                H Eck  2 weeks back

                                This mans good is so good! Long love Israel!

                                • Mill
                                  Mill  2 weeks back

                                  H Eck love live Palestine 🇵🇸💙

                              • Jenna
                                Jenna  2 weeks back

                                breaks my heart when ignorant people call middle eastern terrorists :(

                                • 1 Minute to Mastery
                                  1 Minute to Mastery  2 weeks back

                                  The problem with eating falafel is that the oil is poison for you.

                                  • Sastha
                                    Sastha  2 weeks back

                                    Chicken over rice ✌️

                                    • Ibrahim Bismark Kullab - 9B


                                      • Robert Moray
                                        Robert Moray  3 weeks back

                                        I'M HUNGRY!!! YEAAHBABY!!!!!!!! NYC Hustle.

                                        • MordoTyMoja007
                                          MordoTyMoja007  3 weeks back

                                          Free Palestine!!!

                                          • Youtube Köleleri
                                            Youtube Köleleri  3 weeks back

                                            Vıdıı vıdı vıdı

                                            • SandboxArrow
                                              SandboxArrow  3 weeks back

                                              That man looks like my dad.

                                              • carlos orozco
                                                carlos orozco  4 weeks back

                                                Everytime I pass by the food smells good but I've caught this nigga digging up his nose a couple of times. 🤫🤢🤮

                                                • John Elizondo
                                                  John Elizondo  3 days back

                                                  That's what makes it so much better 🤫

                                              • Guido Samson
                                                Guido Samson  4 weeks back

                                                Respect. Thanx for your services

                                                • MixedRogueKhorri
                                                  MixedRogueKhorri  4 weeks back

                                                  FREDDY !!!!! QUEENS LEGEND RIGHT HERE!!!!! such a good guy. Local Legend , so happy for his success!

                                                  • yuliang y
                                                    yuliang y  1 months back

                                                    He is such a nice guy, give people free Falafel and forgive these people that call him (Boom Boom), Trump welcome you and American will great again start from NY!!

                                                    • ً fleur
                                                      ً fleur  1 months back

                                                      he reminds me of the guy that would give me a free falafel whenever i went to their shop in the middle east

                                                      • saad7896
                                                        saad7896  1 months back

                                                        Free Palestine

                                                        • paintballmonkey666
                                                          paintballmonkey666  1 months back


                                                          • Trent Sharp
                                                            Trent Sharp  1 months back

                                                            The king of Facebook

                                                            • TEXAS RANGER.
                                                              TEXAS RANGER.  1 months back

                                                              I miss new york so much 😭

                                                              • Liz Z
                                                                Liz Z  1 months back

                                                                My son and I had dinner there yesterday...and yes the King himself was there sporting his signature pants and colorful Crocs...dinner was delish 😋 and I have to get a pair of those Crocs 🤣🤣🤣...

                                                                • Kenneth John Waterhouse
                                                                  Kenneth John Waterhouse  1 months back

                                                                  Hustles harder than Escobar.

                                                                  • Assaf Le
                                                                    Assaf Le  1 months back

                                                                    It looks really dirty inside the store, by the meat grinder turned Falafel machine.

                                                                    • Lepe1
                                                                      Lepe1  1 months back

                                                                      Similar to where us Mexicans get the taco al pastor. From the Lebanese.

                                                                      • Alex Dionne
                                                                        Alex Dionne  1 months back

                                                                        This guy at looks like Joe Rogan lmfao

                                                                        • daryl H
                                                                          daryl H  1 months back

                                                                          Viva Palestine !!!

                                                                          • 151mikail
                                                                            151mikail  1 months back

                                                                            What is Shawarma ? You mean çevirmek!

                                                                            • Maestro Boss
                                                                              Maestro Boss  1 months back

                                                                              151mikail yes I know, it came from the Ottoman Empire (Turkish people) but it’s called shawarma

                                                                            • 151mikail
                                                                              151mikail  1 months back

                                                                              @Maestro Boss You should better inform yourself about the origin, then you would see it came from turkish.

                                                                            • Maestro Boss
                                                                              Maestro Boss  1 months back

                                                                              No, Shawarma.

                                                                          • zz zz
                                                                            zz zz  1 months back

                                                                            Good stuff comes from Palestinians so give them the land already.
                                                                            Jews didn't give anything have u seen there food ? Its d

                                                                            • Edgar Nello
                                                                              Edgar Nello  2 months back

                                                                              Falafel phil is quaking

                                                                              • Roben Roben
                                                                                Roben Roben  2 months back

                                                                                תפסיק לשקר לעולם אתה חלק מסוריה הגדולה שנפלה...:-) העם שלך מומצא רטרואקטיבי ב67 .

                                                                                • ChrisKing 2K
                                                                                  ChrisKing 2K  2 months back

                                                                                  The son in law sounds like abdo from ownage pranks

                                                                                  • Dylan Viney
                                                                                    Dylan Viney  2 months back

                                                                                    Dudes a fucking g

                                                                                    • Lala Sisli
                                                                                      Lala Sisli  2 months back

                                                                                      Ah yaaaaalbeeeh😋😋😋

                                                                                      • Steve Kim
                                                                                        Steve Kim  2 months back

                                                                                        This is in my town lic area

                                                                                        • יהונתן בנדר
                                                                                          יהונתן בנדר  2 months back

                                                                                          It's called Israel, not palastine

                                                                                          • The Dank Wizard
                                                                                            The Dank Wizard  2 months back

                                                                                            well if u went to jordan then u know hashem is the king of falafel