Details on the Falafel Shop, Bringing Vegetarian Grub to the LES Late This Month

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The LES has had no shortage of restaurant openings lately, but none of them are all that healthy (deep-fried pizza?). Which is why Antibes Bistro co-owner Eyal Tov thinks the hood is ready for the Falafel Shop, a vegetarian Middle Eastern place he plans to roll out later this month. Construction is still under way at 127 Rivington, but expect a casual, order-at-the-counter joint, with nineteen seats surrounded by poured concrete floors and reclaimed wood. The opening menu will offer five sandwiches falafel, including a green version; and the Israeli eggplant-stuffed pita called sabich as well as five salads and freshly squeezed juices. Also a collection of classic sides like hummus, baba ghannouj, and the savory puff pastry bureka. Once this place bows in late July, it'll be open from lunch to late-night; see the starting menu (subject to change) below.

Sandwiches
A choice of whole wheat or regular pita
Falafel $6
Tahini, Chopped salad, pickles, sauces
Hummus $5.50
Hummus, fava bean, parsley, tahini, pickles, sauces
Sabich $6.80
Eggplant, hummus, Chopped Salad, tahini, pickles, choice of hardboiled egg or goat cheese
Shakshuka $6.50
Baked egg in Spicy in tomato sauce, Chopped Salad, parsley, tahini
Bureka treat $7.25
Farmer cheese puff pastry, hardboiled egg, tomato, tahini, pickles
Sauces: Amba (pickled mango chutney). Fresh tomato sauce. Green tahini. Oregano yogurt. Hot sauce.

Salads $8.25
A choice of mix green or baby arugula
Falafel or Goat Cheese and three of the following salads
Babaganoush
Hummus
Tabouleh
Tahini
Eggplant
Moroccan Matbucha
Marinated Beet

Sides
Falafel Balls (5) $3
Waffle Fries $3
Sweet Potato Fries $4
Plain Pita $1

Desserts
Assorted Baklava $3
Farina Honey Cake $3

Beverages
Fresh Squeezed Juices
Small $3.25 / medium $4.25 / large $5.50
Our recommended juices

· Beet, Carrot, Apple, Celery, Ginger,
· Carrot & Orange Juice
· Celery, Parsley, Cucumber, Apple, lemon
· Lemon, Orange, Apple, mint

Soda / Water $1.75