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The London Falafel Festival is coming to Borough Market

The latest brainchild of Daniel Young, who's also behind Burger Monday, is about all things falafel. Just like one of his burger challenges, he's pitting four falafel makers against each other and you can vote for the best. Up for the crown are:

  • Zööba from Cairo - with chef Mustafa Elrefaey's signature falafel: Charred-aubergine-stuffed falafel made, like all traditional Egyptian falafel, with fava beans. It will be served over baba ghanouj and drizzled with beetroot and hibiscus tahini.
  • Fusion Cult from Beirut: The chef from this pop-up, Hadi Hazim, has a black-eye-bean falafel, which replaces the bread as its own sandwich container for a selection of fillings.
  • Pilpel from The City - Uri Dinay with his spiced chickpea falafel sandwich.
  • Hoxton Kings -  Louai Fares and Rasheed Muhammed will have a crushed falafel made with a 50-50 blend of fava beans and chickpeas. The falafel will be accessorised with the likes of fried aubergines, tomatoes, mint, parsley, tahina and chilli sauce.

Tickets for the event are £20 and you'll get all four falafels for that (each about half size) and expect beer, cocktails and more. It takes place on Sunday 1 May in Borough Market and you can buy tickets here.

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