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Why has our falafel been touted as being the

“Best Frozen Falafel” in the market?

About Us

Papou’s Kitchen is a family-owned and operated business founded in 2008 by Chris and Niki Zoulamis.  Distribution of their signature Falafel started with Whole Foods Market in Portland, Maine.  With major growth imminent, Chris and Niki’s son, Dean joined Papou’s Kitchen in 2014 as Production Manager.  With vigor and passion, Dean has been working on expansion beyond Maine and can now proudly say that Papou’s Kitchen is currently a leading manufacturer and wholesale distributer of falafel in New England.

Our falafel fits right into the current trend in the market place towards healthy vegetarian dishes.  10 years ago, you would find falafel secluded to middle eastern specialty stores and restaurants.  In recent years though, Falafel has become one of the most popular vegetarian food items in the world. In our region, we have helped to increase its recognition in the market by supplying our product in high end grocery stores, local restaurants, colleges, , institutional cafeterias, and hospitals.

The Zoulamis Family manufacturers the  freshest most delicious Falafel.

This is our promise to you.

They call me “Papou”.

Papou's KitchenGreek for grandfather. My eight wonderful grandchildren, along with my love of food and my Mediterranean heritage are what inspired me to create Papou’s Kitchen.

Born in Greece, my family immigrated to the U.S. when I was seven. In my recipes, I honor the tradition of healthy Mediterranean eating, boasting back-to-the-land ingredients full of freshness and purity. Wrap that up with a love of family, community, and an old world work ethic and you have a blend I think is the best, the freshest, and the most flavorful around.

My falafel is 100% vegetarian and vegan. It’s great rolled up in a pita, with your favorite dip, as a salad topper, or as an appetizer. However you enjoy it, know it comes from my heart, and from my kitchen to yours. Thank you for trying Papou’s, and I thank my grandchildren for the love and the inspiration they’ve brought to this dream of mine. I am proud to be called “Papou”.

With love,  Papou

Our Products

TOASTIES (Falafel Burger)
PATTIES

SPROUTS!, Nature’s Miracle Food

As beans germinate and come to life, their nutritional bounty is unlocked, creating vitamins, minerals, proteins,
and antioxidants in abundance – all of which help the plant and you thrive.

Sprouts provide:

Greatly Increased nutrient value
High bio-availability, resulting in better absorption
Improved Digestion

Ingredients

Sprouted Garbanzo Beans and/or Yellow Peas, Onions (minced), Parsley (fresh), Jalapeno Pepper, Cilantro (fresh), Sea Salt, Garlic, Cumin, Coriander, Baking Soda, Cayenne Pepper, Black Pepper, Xantham Gum, Guar Gum.

For Nutritional Facts click HERE.

Cooking Instructions

Patties

Cover bottom of skillet with 1/4″ of oil. Preheat oil on low/medium setting for about 3 minutes (if oil smokes, it is too hot). Add falafel and cook for 4 minutes per side. They should be toasty brown all the way around.

Falafel Burgers

Falafel Burgers are fully baked. Place frozen burger in toaster. Set toaster to darkest setting. Enjoy!

What others are saying about our falafel:

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“WOW – This is the Best Falafel I’ve ever eaten.”

Patron in grocery isle tasting free samples – Whole Foods, Portland, ME

I just bought falafel and the toasties in Swampscott (WFs) – tempted to run back tomorrow for the rest they have on the shelf – what a superb product!!! So happy I found you!!!

 R. O. Abell

“Papou’s Kitchen has magic touch with falafels..”

Maine Press Herald, Eat & Run

“Papou’s Kitchen falafel is our new favorite meal. Benji loves eating them straight up with raw veggies. He asked for it in his lunchbox last week, and now for a play date snack. I love it on spinach and bell pepper salad with garlic-spiked tzatziki. Brian loves it old school on pita with crunchy romaine and cucumbers…. So delicious and wholesome. Happy to see you at Whole Foods, Royal River Foods, and am going to ask for it at Portland Food Coop, too! Five stars!

– E. Horton