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anomaly alert: excellent hole in the wall kosher south of times square

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anomaly alert: excellent hole in the wall kosher south of times square

babar ganesh | Apr 2, 2003 04:41 PM

how can i describe this place --

ok, so coming from the sidewalk, you have to go through a freight entrance of a building to find the place. it's a small room, probably four tables, plus the kitchen and register. the yellow walls haven't been painted for a decade maybe. the drinks fridge and the flourescent lighting hum ominously.

if you care about ambience, you may want to take out. if not, this is the place for you.

the food: basic mideastern kosher. falafel, schwarma, hommus, salad kind of deal. the surprise is that it is really, really good. i had a hummos plate (hommous, babaganoush, falafel, israeli salad, fresh hot sauce, pita) and my friend had a schwarma (glistening of fat and reeking of cloves).

i work with people who keep kosher so i am often roped into going to mediocre places like jerusalem delight and awful places like mr. broadway. compared to these, this place is revelatory. on its own merit, it's excellent.

just shows what you can find in a restaurant behind a loading dock..

pick-a-pita
247 west 38th street
between 7th and 8th ave
open 9 am - 6 pm

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