This is humus, tahini and felafel heaven in a tiny, basement cafe on Amsterdam Avenue between 75th and 74th Streets. Its always crowded but the turnover is high so there is generally not a long time to wait before you're seated at one of the tightly packed little tables. This is an almost entirely vegetarian cafe with excellent and freshly prepared salads, wonderful tahini and humus in many guises plus some classic middle-eastern pita sandwiches with eggplant, tahini, boiled egg and other goodies. If I'd have had more room in my stomach I'd have ordered the classic shakshuka, a stew made with eggs, tomatoes, onions, peppers and eggplants. But I had an excellent ginger soup instead. Wine is served in generous quantities in glass tumblers. Prices are extraordinarily reasonable. The customers seem mostly to be youngish folk in their 2os and 30s. This s a real find on the UWS.
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