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All Hail, Falafel!

I underestimated the modest little falafel. I was expecting some great things, sure, but I was also anticipating lots of dry and dense chickpea balls. Greasy, soggy, and mealy were words I used very rarely in my falafel reviews. Of course, I stuck with the most renowned and popular falafel spots in the city. I’m sure terrible falafel is out there somewhere, but we’re also blessed to be rolling in the good stuff.

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Category: Falafel

My search for the best falafel in New York begins….

NISH NUSH, 88 Reade Street (at Church Street), Tribeca

Judging by the exterior, I would never in a million years have guessed Nish Nush serves falafel. Okay, maybe if I really had a million years to guess, I would have come up with it eventually. I would hope so. But from the outside, this establishment looks like it would serve cheap beers and burgers.

But looks can be deceiving, of course, and I’m glad this is not another generic Irish bar in this area. In fact, it looks like most folks are glad because when I stopped by for my first official falafel tasting, the place was packed.

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Category: Falafel

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