Dunya Imbiss – One of the best Falafel in Brot options in Cologne

I wish I could take credit for discovering this little gem of a place but it was actually Mister. He went to Dunya Imbiss on Krefelder Straße as his office is nearby and there are only that many times that you can have Chinese, salads and pizza for lunch. He took me along this one afternoon when I had gone over for a midday date. From that day on, I have gone back at least 30 times since. With seven different people.

Dunya’s exterior is like any other Imbiss’ front. Glass panels, surrounded by pictures of their offerings splashed on both sides. However, what may be different, is the number of customers. I have been to Dunya at different hours from noon to midnight (yes, they are open past midnight on weekends), and I have never been alone. Not even once.

They have been around for about 15 years, and their menu comprises both vegetarian and meat varieties, in sandwich and teller options. I just discovered that they have a website as well; you can check out their complete menu here.

There are three things that I love about Dunya Imbiss:

It’s fresh. You can see it and taste it. Falafel balls are fried only after you order them, and lettuce always has a crunch.

It’s 3€ for a falafel sandwich. I take the small one, and it is perfectly satisfying. There are two size, small and large; I think the quantity of bread increases more than the filling when you upsize your order, so I prefer the smaller one as it has more ‘meat’. Filling options include falafel, chicken, Halloumi, grilled veggies and a combination of aforementioned. Alternatively, you can get a teller as well, with similar condiments.

It’s consistent in quality and taste. I have had it many times, and it is always the same. Fresh and delicious. I appreciate the consistency, as I know exactly what I will get. There’s hardly any room for error.

My choice is always the falafel sandwich. With scharf sauce. And extra tabouleh if I am feeling fancy.

If you haven’t tried it yet, please do. And if you do, let me know your thoughts.

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