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Pita Perfect – Ibby’s Falafel, a Jersey City Gem on Grove Street

By Sally Deering

If you’re a falafel fan read on, because when it comes to a tasty falafel in a pita pocket no one beats Ibby’s Falafel in Jersey City where owner Adnan Kwara serves his own special recipe for the chickpea concoction that is dizzyingly delicious.

Adnan Kwara owner of Ibby' s Falafel with his brother Firas
Adnan Kwara owner of Ibby’ s Falafel with his brother Firas

Syrian-born and New York City-raised, Kwara started making falafels back when he was a kid helping out in his uncle’s Greenwich Village eatery. He learned the business and when he grew up, Kwara opened his own falafel shop in the Heights section of Jersey City back in the mid-1990s. After a few months, Kwara moved his business to a storefront across from Jersey City Hall and in the 20 years since, Ibby’s Falafel has become a popular fixture in downtown Jersey City’s landscape. Continue reading Pita Perfect – Ibby’s Falafel, a Jersey City Gem on Grove Street

Hoboken Gets Its Own Ibby’s Falafel

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Popular Downtown Jersey City Eatery expands into Hoboken

ibby-new-restAdnan Kwara, Ibby to his friends and customers knows a lot about preparing delicious authentic Middle Eastern Cuisine. In 2009. 2010 and also in 2011,  Kwara’s restaurant; Ibby’s Falafel, was voted Best of the Best Falafel by New Jersey Monthly Magazine. Since 1996  Ibby’s Falafel has been a popular stop for the many residents living in downtown Jersey City and the Hudson County area. After  August 31st,  Hudson County residents will have the opportunity to frequent  two Ibby’s Falafel restaurants with the opening of Ibby’s second store in Hudson County  located at 614 Washington Street in Hoboken. Ibby also has a third store in Freehold, New Jersey.

Our photographer was on hand for the August 31st opening last night and shot these photos.ibby-rest-2-jpg ibby-rest-3

Ibby’s is famous for their Falafel( Ground chic peas, fresh vegetables and imported spices)  but his menu is a delicious variety of Middle Eastern delights like Hummus, mashed chic peas, lemon. tahini , seasoned and imported olive oil. Continue reading Hoboken Gets Its Own Ibby’s Falafel