Oasis Street Food

Type: Restaurant

Produces: Mediterranean Food

Location: Iowa City, IA

Miles from Coop: 1

In 2004, owners Naftaly and Ofer missed the authentic Mediterranean food they grew up with, but couldn't find any local options to satisfy their craving. 

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Oasis Falafel was born.

Using original family recipes, they took matters into their own hands and started a food cart in Iowa City selling their falafel and hummus.

It quickly proved popular and the brick-and-mortar Oasis Falafel was opened on Linn Street, becoming an Iowa City staple to the locals. 

"From the first day, we were focused on creating fresh, healthy, and delicious products from the heart, with ingredients anyone could understand."

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From food cart, to restaurant, to wholesale production.

For 15 years, all products were created in the small restaurant kitchen.

In 2019, as demand increased, wholesale craft production expanded while staying true to their authentic recipes and high-quality ingredients.

"After almost 20 years in business, we still love what we do and are incredibly grateful to our customers for helping us do so. "

Oasis Falafel now has 25 employees, with long-time GMs Sarah and Zac taking the reigns in 2022. 

Naftaly and Ofer are now able to focus on Oasis Street Food, the wholesale side of the business.

With newly expanded offerings like Frozen Falafel, it is exciting to see how Oasis Street Food will continue to evolve. 


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