A Savory Falafel ExperienceNovember 30th, 2011 | Posted by in NYC Food Tours
Many, many months ago I was on my way to a bar over on Stanton. But before I could indulge in the delights of good beer, I needed some dinner and sadly there was no food in the area to be had. My friends led me all the way up to St. Marks Place in search of some quick eats. It was there that I informed about the savory falafel. I knew of them but never partook. I kept it simple, I ordered a falafel sandwich with lettuce, tomatoes, and tahini sauce. Needless to say, falafels have made burrowed their way into my heart.
The place I’m talking about is Mamoun’s, one stop on a New York food tour. The restaurant first opened its doors in 1971 and is actually the oldest Middle Eastern establishment in the city and one of the first in the United States. The flagship location is in Greenwich Village and a sit-down place is in New Haven. They welcome their newest addition across the Hudson in Hoboken, NJ.
You can find traditional Middle Eastern food like hummus, baba ganouj, shawarma, chicken kebob, and spinach pie. The food is authentic, flavorful, and just darn good. It’s sure to become a favorite of yours so stop by when you sign up for NYC food tours.