Brown spheres depicting falafel, a food popular in Middle Eastern and North African cuisine, typically made of mashed chickpeas or fava beans. Most platforms include three or more falafel with one piece split open to reveal a green center. Can be used to talk about falafel and possibly other round brown food items like meatballs.
On several platforms 🥙 Stuffed Flatbread appears to be filled with falafel, so for some users, these two emoji might be interchangeable.
📅 Falafel was approved as part of Unicode 12.0 in 2019
and added to Emoji 12.0 in 2019.