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visit to village shawerma

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visit to village shawerma

iron frank | Sep 21, 2002 12:44 AM

I had my first sampling of the new Israeli shawerma shop on 6th Ave and west 3rd. called Village Shawerma. They offer the unlimited salad bar feature usually exclusive to Israeli run establishments and that I have yet to come across in my shawerma travels in lower Manhattan.

The meat is very flavorful though a bit too fatty for my liking. Maybe I just got a really fatty cut. From a single 8 dollar plate, which includes a nice but unexceptional hummus, you get two pitas(and enough meat for four sandwiches), unlimited salads (fried eggplant, pickled cabbage, sheperd's salad...etc.)

The pitas are of the nice cushy Israeli variety that have are more like giant fat Thomas' English Muffins than the Twiggy-esque flat pitas usually offered. For me these thick pitas really make the sandwich special. I know they're common to Israeli shawerma places but Israeli shawerma places are uncommon in my nabe.
Other offerings include a vegetable egg crepe which looked very overdone and more like a fried scallion pancake type affair. Also tiny fried falafel ball looking things.

Definitely worth checking out and a good resource. A nice garden out back too.

Enjoy.
Frank

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