Popular Lebanese-street-food food truck Falasophy has expanded from the road to its first location, landing in Downtown Santa Ana’s 4th Street Market. Owner Rashad Moumneh’s food truck, the Falafel Chariot, will still roam the streets, but Falasophy Disciples finally have a location to call their own.
Falasophy, the first Lebanese restaurant to open in Downtown Santa Ana, will celebrate by offering the first 100 guests at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, Orange Blossom Lemonade and an order of their popular Spicy Falafel Tacos (2)—tacos Gustavo Arellano of OC Weekly called “more authentic than Frida Khalo.”
Along with the new location, Moumneh and team have added several new items to the menu including “Beirut Boxes” with a smattering of Mid-East treats, fantastic salads, meat options including sumac chicken and 24-hour steak shawarma, and a sweet and cheesy dessert called kenefeh.
Here’s one of my new favorites … the Garlic Chicken Panini, ordered with extra garlic sauce and fries right inside. Super delicious!
24-Hour Steak Shawarma Pita (we might have added fries to this one too, lol!)
Lebanese Cheese Taquitos with Muhamara
A native of Beirut, Lebanon, Rashad Moumneh moved to the United States in 2000 to attend business school. He was a corporate executive at Taco Bell from 2005 to 2012, where he had a major role in marketing and operations. Rashad launched Falasophy as a food truck in 2014 to celebrate the street food of his native country. Along with the launch of his first restaurant, he is currently developing a ready-to-eat Falasophy falafel for supermarkets.
“I’m excited to open in Santa Ana because it gives our Falasophy Disciples a place to come everyday to enjoy new and classic Falasophy dishes,” Chief Falasopher Rashad Moumneh said. “We’re proud to be a part of the 4th Street Market, as it has built a great legacy in a short time for hosting tenants who approach food in new ways.”
4th Street Market is at 201 E. 4th Street, in Santa Ana. For more information on Falasophy, including food truck schedule and menu, visit falasophy.com. For more information on 4th Street Market, visit 4thstreetmarket.com.
See you Saturday!
201 E. 4th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701