In addtition, the new emoji including a gender inclusive couple and will offer a mix of skin tones for people holding hands.
The list includes a bunch of accessibility characters: two different types of wheelchairs (manual and motorized), a service dog, guide dog, probing cane, mechanical arm and leg, deaf person, and an ear with a hearing aid.
While the vote decided menstruation should be represented with an emoji that was a pair of underwear marked with blood, that idea was rejected by the Unicode Consortium.
They follow a complaint by Apple that few existing emojis spoke to the experiences of those with disabilities.
The falafel emoji will be joined by dozens of other new approved images, including onion and garlic, a boon to many Ashkenazi cooks, as well as butter, an oyster, a waffle and an ice cube.
The non-profit organisation today announced the introduction of the new emojis, including the worldwide hand gesture for a small member.
Another image has sparked an online debate about the uses of the "pinching hand symbol" - with many observers believing it will be used to reference a very small particular male body part.
The Unicode Consortium's additions for 2019 include a flamingo, an otter, an orangutan, and a skunk.
Good news! You will soon have more options to dress up your text messages.
The news comes following an online petition organised by the United Kingdom arm of humanitarian group, Plan International who called for a period emoji back in 2017, which amassed nearly 55,000 signatures.
Expect new emojis coming this year to mobile platforms including iOS and Android.
They will be available on Apple, Google, Microsoft, Samsung and WhatsApp in 2019.