Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City
For years I stopped eating potato chips at home and started eating vegetable chips, convincing myself that fried slivers of carrots and beets were somehow healthier. I like to fool myself like that.
I’ve moved past that naiveté and found another healthy crunchy at-home snack: cashews. No question they are better for my heart, but come on, we all know how delicious fried crunchy slivers can be.
So that’s why I couldn’t resist ordering the zucchini chips from the menu at Kiki’s. The narrow Greek-inspired taverna is always packed with hipsters and foodies who love the warm hidden atmosphere (the only sign outside is from a former Chinese business) and the rustic simple food.They do all of grandma’s Greek specialities, like moussaka and spanakopita. And they’re all great (including the hearty grilled octopus), but I can’t stop thinking of the joy I received from each crunch and each salty finger lick of the simple zucchini chips. The squash is sliced so thin and after a breading and frying, they are sprinkled with kefalograviera cheese.
I’m glad Kiki’s doesn’t package these and sell these in the store because I would be in serious trouble. Price: $8
|130 Division Street (at Orchard Street),