Middle Eastern

King of Falafel and Shawarma Cart

King of Falafel and Shawarma Cart

With Midtown East now littered with more Halal carts than roaches, the trick is finding the decent ones among the pretenders. The first thing you do is eliminat...
Omar’s Mediterranean Cuisine

Omar’s Mediterranean Cuisine

If you want the quintessential Midtown Manhattan lunchtime experience, take your khakis on over to Omar's. You won't be alone, as you stand in long lines with o...
Oasis

Oasis

I could see how having this joint right next to the subway exit could get dangerous. You've had another late-ish night at your job in Manhattan, and you step of...
Pick-a-Pita

Pick-a-Pita (II)

Once relegated to an alleyway behind a freight elevator behind a dumpster, Pick-a-Pita has finally come out into the light (and gained a couple dashes in it...
House of Pita

House of Pita – Chicken Bar

 Became: Pick-a-Pita II This place definitely did not have a promising beginning. The help seemed confused, the shawarma a little shaky and the whole mechani...
Pita Grill Chelsea

Pita Grill (Chelsea)

It had been quite a while since I'd been to a Pita Grill when I sauntered through the door with a couple co-workers. This would also mark the first time I h...
Pick a Pita

Pick a Pita

Reopened: Pick-a-Pita II Never before has kosher food tasted so good. Serving great pita-related nosh in what can only be described as a loading dock or all...
Pita Grill Hell's Kitchen

Pita Grill (Hell’s Kitchen)

I spell Pita Grill d-i-s-a-p-p-o-i-n-t-m-e-n-t. No matter how many times I try to like this place, I always end up regretting it. The chicken is dry and min...
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Le Rendez-vous Cafe

Is it an Italian pizza place, or is it a Mediterranean falafel joint? We suppose it's both--but it's kind of like creating a croissant/paella restaurant jus...
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Lemon Tree Cafe

The only tree within 100 yards of this place is a urine-soaked, dog-fertilized, scraggly, barren thing that looks as if it was thrust into the pavement like...
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Pita Grill (Turtle Bay)

Sometimes fakers are just that. Embroiled in what I like to call the Ray's/Famous Ray's/Famous Original Ray's phenomenon, Pita Grill is a spin off or copy o...
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Sido Falafel (Carnegie Hill)

What is basically a take-out restaurant, Sido has re-invented itself with some low-lighting, a little dark wood and a friendlier, more patron-forward attitu...