Sometimes, you just need a little foul and falafel to fill you up. Whether you’re grabbing it on the run or have been craving it from the moment you woke up in the morning; finding it is never difficult in Cairo. There is an endless number of foul restaurants across Cairo that range from horrible to delicious.

Canary Express Cook is a fast-food and take-away restaurant with locations across Cairo, including Giza and Nasr City; while the most frequently visited is situated on Mohamed Mahmoud Street in Downtown Cairo. An old favourite of the AUC crowd and Downtown goers alike, Canary is usually always busy. It’s one of those places where you tend to keep one eye shut while they’re preparing the food; because at that point, ignorance is bliss. While it’s not the cleanest place around, it’s usually tasty; so we know we’ve done something right.

Not only is Canary open twenty four hours, it also serves up a mean tub of foul with tehina for a whopping 2LE. The foul comes fresh with just the right amount of olive oil and tehina to top it off; definitely enough for a two-person serving. While the falafel is not as good as other shops nearby; the foul is pretty hard to beat.

On Canary’s menu, you’ll also find various sandwiches such as chicken fajita and hamburgers that are grilled right in front of you. The sandwiches cost around 10LE and are served on French bread, but you’ll also find other options including eggplant and tomatoes served on shami bread, alongside a mixed sandwich for 1.5LE. The mixed sandwich is made of French fries, falafel, egg, and foul; definitely enough to fill you up with enough carbohydrates and protein to last you all day long.

As Canary is only take-away, dining in isn’t an option but by the looks of things, you wouldn’t want to stay anyway: the place is crowded, hot and there’s always someone yelling. However, if you’re looking for a quick decent and cheap bite that’s open twenty four hours a day, grab some foul and chow down.