filled flatbread
13 May 2024 0 Comments

Exploring Love and Flavour...

logo for falaffel company

Nestled in the heart of Cheltenham’s lower high street, Habibah’s exudes warmth and charm, beckoning food enthusiasts with its Arabic-inspired cuisine and eco-conscious ethos. Named after the Arabic word for sweetheart, Habibah’s is indeed a place where love for food and community converge.

plate of food
habibah owners

Stepping into Habibah’s is akin to entering a realm of culinary delight. The vibrant interior adorned with Arabic prints and hues sets the stage for an unforgettable dining experience. As you peruse the community noticeboard, showcasing local, ethical businesses and events, you can’t help but feel a sense of connection to the community.

At the core of Habibah’s is a commitment to sustainability and ethical sourcing. From locally sourced ingredients to compostable packaging, every aspect of the operation reflects a deep respect for the planet. The dedication to quality and ethical practices is palpable, extending even to the warm and welcoming customer service.

‘Our ethos is to thank the earth for her abundance and give back to her.’


But let’s talk about the star of the show: the food. Habibah’s offers a delectable array of Palestinian and Arabic-inspired dishes with a Western twist. One cannot help but be drawn to the mouthwatering falafels, bursting with flavor and served in various styles. Whether nestled in fluffy flatbreads or atop vibrant salads, each bite is a symphony of textures and tastes, leaving you craving for more.

The falafels, homemade with a delightful crunch, are a testament to the kitchen’s mastery. Even if you’re not a fan of falafels, a visit to Habibah’s might just change your mind. And for those with a penchant for something sweet, the homemade cookies and range of drinks offer the perfect accompaniment to your meal.

Beyond its culinary offerings, Habibah’s is a place of gathering and celebration. From intimate gatherings to birthday parties, the cafe and takeaway welcome all with open arms. It’s a testament to the family-run establishment’s commitment to fostering a sense of love and prosperity within the community.

filled flatbread


Bring your own empty box- 50p off

Students 15% off


In conclusion, a visit to Habibah’s is not just about indulging in delicious food; it’s an experience that nourishes the soul. So, whether you’re a seasoned foodie or simply looking to explore new flavors, make sure to add Habibah’s to your list of must-visit places. After all, as Habibah’s ethos aptly states, it’s about thanking the earth for her abundance and giving back in every bite.

And if you’re feeling inspired to recreate the magic at home, why not try making your own falafels? With the right ingredients, sourced conveniently at FoodLoose, you can embark on your own culinary adventure. So, what are you waiting for? Dive into a world of flavor and love at Habibah’s today.


1 pound or about 2.5 cups dried hummus (chickpeas)
1 bunch of parsley stems out
1 onion peeled
3-4 garlic cloves peeled
1 medium-size potato peeled
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3-4 cups oil for frying (recommended avocado oil or rapeseed oil)


  1. Soak hummus with water fully covered for up to eight hours or overnight.
  2. Rinse the hummus from water and place in a food processor, then add all the ingredients except for oil (parsley, onions, garlic, potatoes (khalti says the potato can make it a bit crunchier) cumin powder, coriander powder, baking powder. Blend everything well until you have formed a paste.
  3. Begin shaping the falafel into balls by either using your hands, or the falafel tool if available, or even an ice cream spoon.
  4. Heat the oil in a pan over high heat until very hot. Fry the falafel in batches of 4-5 at a time (depending on the size of your pan) for about 6-8 minutes, turn the falafel occasionally, once the falafel turns brownish, take it out, and place them on a paper towel.

Where can I enjoy?


291 High St, Cheltenham GL50 3HL

Opening Hours

Monday – Saturday: 12pm till 4pm
Sunday: Closed


‭07483 917794‬

party spread

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *