Amsterdam Falafelshop in Somerville's Davis Square Is Closing

by Marc Hurwitz

What was once a growing group of falafel shops will soon be disappearing from the Boston-area landscape.

According to a Facebook post, Amsterdam Falafelshop in the Davis Square section of Somerville is shutting down on March 30, with the note saying that "It's with great sadness that we announce the closing of Amsterdam Falafelshop in Davis Square....Please take advantage of the last few weeks of service and come into the store early and often, order catering platters for your local events, and please tip our loyal staff a little extra as they transition to new ventures. We are off to new ventures with family and business and will never forget our time in Davis Square." The Somerville closure will mean that no more locations of the Washington, DC-based group of eateries will be in the region, as the Kenmore Square shop closed in early 2017 and other locations that were being planned never came to be. (At one point early on, it looked like four Boston-area locations in addition to the Somerville shop--which first opened in 2012--were being planned.)

Other locations of Amsterdam Falafelshop in Washington, DC (three) and South Miami (one) remain in operation.

The address for the soon-to-close Amsterdam Falafelshop in Davis Square is 248 Elm Street, Somerville, MA, 02144. The website for all locations can be found at

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